This house deals with the desire for a simultaneous contemplation of the fireplace and the sunset and with nature turned into a domestic object of affection. It intertwines construction and natural environment in order to stress the relationship with an oak grove full of family memories.
This land was full of memories of childhood games and adventures...
We tried to capture them all and add new possibilities: a place to seat in front of the chimeney, a swing, a small aromatics garden that steps inside of the house... and then we draw a line around them all, a structure that would hold the wood sliding doors providing shadows inside and outside of the house.
The house should be completely closed when nobody is home, and very open when the owners arrive to spend the weekend and enjoy nature.
This is a house that is bigger when it is open and smaller when closed.
House in an Oak Grove. Spain. Murado & Elvira, Tomás Gil (structure)