Both the implantation of this house and its spatial design, took into account the importance of sun exposure, and at the same time the need to create its own space, both indoors and outdoors, while also guaranteeing the necessary privacy to the existing houses.
The steep slope of the terrain, and the need to guarantee a level of access to the street, made it inevitable that the house would develop in a descending way, that is, with a floor at the level of the street access, and the rest below it. Only then was it possible to fulfill the necessary accessibility, not only at the pedestrian level, but also by car, through a slight ramp to the interior of the plot.
In this sense, we decided to organize the house in two floors, maintaining a relation in terms of height, balanced with the remaining built environment, and, given the steep slope of the terrain, we also propose a basement floor for storage, wine cellar and technical facilities, namely for the installation of the heating and acclimatization system and water heater.
In this way, the organization of the spaces sought to preserve that privacy, maintaining a strong and fluid relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces, taking full advantage of natural light and sun exposure. The panoramic view was also relevant, mainly to the south, where you can see the whole Castle slope, a striking element in the landscape and that you want to enjoy, practically in all spaces of the house.
In this context, the north elevation ends up being more closed, with controlled openings, unlike the south elevation, much more permeable, dematerializing the border between interior and exterior, giving greater amplitude to the spaces and sun exposure, controlled in a balanced way by the shading of the covered terraces, ensuring greater thermal comfort inside.
Regarding the articulation between compartments, we propose the most functional spaces in areas with less sun exposure, such as sanitary facilities, pantry, laundry, etc., and kitchen, thus freeing the areas to the south and west for spaces of greater permanence, the more social spaces such as living room, dining room, kitchen as well as a library area, being the family rooms located on the lower floor, more reserved.