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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Single‐family home Casa Chris in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain by Equipo Olivares Architects

 
August 7th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Equipo Olivares Architects

This project addresses an excess of servitude derived from the demanding topography and strict regulations through a straightforward strategy: a compact, clean and tidy body overlooking the Atlantic’s rising face and enjoying a panoramic view of the Anaga Mountains to the west. It is a simple‐volume step section that tries to sit naturally on the terraced slope.

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

  • Architects: Equipo Olivares Architects (Javier Pérez‐Alcalde Schwartz, Fernando Aguarta García)
  • Project: Single‐family home CasaChris
  • Location: Dr. Jaime Chávez nº 55, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Photography: José Ramón Oller
  • Building engineer: José Floreal Martínez
  • Studio: equipo olivares arquitectos
  • Builder: Aguere Construcciones, S.L.
  • Built surface: 381,46 m²
  • Year of completion: 2016

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Located on top of a hill, in a residential area accessible by car, the house begins in the garage.We value entrance rituals, the importance of the short journeys linking different levels. Passing  a stout stamped concrete wall bore through with an expansive expanded metal door, we access the house through a humid, Tropics‐inspired garden. From this place we ascend to the top floor through a welcoming walk. A stretched‐out ramp, the underlying basalt rock, wet verdure and expanding overhead light are some of the elements surrounding us. Above, architecture imparts a luminous reading: white surfaces, woodwork, Carrara marble, and concrete.

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Rainwater pours over natural stone in the patio, slipping into the interior through a crack in the paving. Sunlight is let in through mulberry latticework. Bench‐railings segregate the lines of vision, opening up the blue horizon. At the end of the journey, the top‐level terrace – protected by an overhang that provides a generous shade – forms a balcony above a garden of euphorbias (cardones, tabaibas) and Barbary figs, and becomes an aspect of local landscape.

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © José Ramón Oller

Image Courtesy © Equipo Olivares Architects

Image Courtesy © Equipo Olivares Architects

Image Courtesy © Equipo Olivares Architects

Image Courtesy © Equipo Olivares Architects

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