(128) HOUSE IN LOSVIA. 2012

(128) HOUSE IN LOSVIA. 2012

The house is enclosed by stone walls from which tall chimneys emerge. Its roof collects water by sloping towards the interior courtyard, which serves as a threshold and as an open-air lobby. The house opens its expert eyes onto the landscape, qualifying the four bearings with its gaze. This austere home is characterized by the air contained beneath the roofs, the sight of fire in the different chimneys, the sound of water falling on the threshold and the smell of moss growing on the stones that form the heavy outer walls.

DATA SHEET. Location: Valdáliga, Cantabria. Architects: Luis Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón, Carlos Martinez de Albornoz. Client: Privado. Collaborators: Javier González Galán, Jesús Vasallo, Carlos Brage. Main consulting firms: Alfonso Gómez Gaite, JG & Associates. Project date: January 2012.  Plot area: 1,500 m². Total gross floor area: 300 m².