Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Casajijona villa in Alicante, Spain by dooa arquitecturas
May 19th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: dooa arquitecturas
Building a villa: There is a very important moment in every couple´s life: the moment of constructing their own house. It´s a hard process, full of illusion and also, of course, difficult decisions that pushes the relationship and the couple´s economy. With this in mind, dooa arquitecturas took the responsibility of designing and building their home. And the result is casajijona, a project that responds to the environment of croplands at different levels. Its horizontal design generates an interesting dialog with the surrounding landscape. The vegetation enters in land occupied by the villa, recovering the old existing cropland. Once built it became the small-big project for our friends.
Living in a cropland: The experience of living in the villa is aimed to create a continuous flow between interior and exterior and vice versa. Its design gives an abstract structure to the wise landscape that surrounds the building site. This way, the transition interior-exterior occurs in several intermediate rooms, half-exterior half –interior, which have a more domestic scale and which act as an interface with the existing agricultural landscape.
Few materials and Mediterranean Houses traditional construction systems are the premises of the project. Big white walls, limestone masonry like croplands walls around the house and ocher tones similar rainfed croplands colors. Indoor growing vegetation, maintaining the essence of a farm plot where the house is located.
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