Aguas Claras House / Drawings / Home
Project Description From the Architect
The house is inserted in the terrain taking advantage of the panoramic views and topography. A perpendicular slopeÃ‚Â towards the sights and the main volume define two levels which are linked by a single vertical element, the black edgedÃ‚Â stone chimney that goes through both floors. Access at the top level leads to major facilities: living, dining, kitchenÃ‚Â areas and master bedroom, accompanied with two wind protected terraces and a balcony running across all its length,Ã‚Â defined by the recessed glass windows in its west view. The lower level contains five bedrooms and a family room. The immediate surroundings and the panoramic views towards the oceanâ€™s horizon, determine the main buildingÃ‚Â programme to open its body parallel to this gifted sight, while all circulations take place around the buildingâ€™s forestÃ‚Â sides. The said situation defines two distinctly different sides; it comes forward with a fully glazed facade that opensÃ‚Â entirely to the sea views, when the back entrance is defined with a sealed facade, worked out with timber sleepersÃ‚Â interspersed with glass, giving partial views of the woods.
Lower Level Plan
Upper Level Plan