The shape of this project arises from the section, because it was born from the idea that, even in the case of a house that develops on two floors, it is understood and perceived spatially as a whole.
Project name: PMC HOUSE
Company name: JAIME SEPULCRE ARQUITECTURAS
Project location: Elche (Alicante), SPAIN
Completion Year: 2018
Building area (m²): 343
Photo credits: David Frutos Ruiz
For this purpose, a large roof with different inclinations is responsible for connecting and giving continuity to both levels by building a spatial continuum. In addition, the upper floor is advanced on the lower one generating a large porch that is the fundamental space for life outside in the houses of the Elche countryside.
The double room is configured as a real “house” inside the house, also integrating in its section a single bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. The house opens and projects fully to the south and defines a totally closed stone volume to the north.
In the facades of the east and west sides, strategic gaps appear for different entrances of lights and visual frames. In the material, in front of the fossil yellow limestone of the exterior, the inner protagonist is the concrete slabs splinted in pine.