CARMEN HOUSE IN DENIA
We love Spanish architecture. We love spanish houses. This one is a perfect example of such a house of our dreams.
CARMEN HOUSE Single-family house located in the Les Marines area of the city of Denia – La Marina Alta – Alicante.
CARMEN HOUSE The design of the house was born with an eye on the style of the Ibizan country house, simple, clear lines, controlled light and the color white as starting lines.
The house is wet by the light of the city of Dénia, located in an environment where the accent has only had to be put inside, having to divert attention from what surrounds it. At the time of projecting, a rectilinear formality has been followed, without too many deviations from the planes that make up the main axes of the house. A design, where the location of the spaces is given, in large part, by the path of light throughout the day. Upon entering, the house welcomes us with a large opening with views towards the swimming pool, in the foreground, and towards the Dénia castle in a more diffuse plane.
This large opening, with the ability to blur, once opened, the interior-exterior relationship, is framed by a porch of the same dimensions, which mitigates the entry of the Sun in the hottest months of the year, thus favoring your stay. in the same. Access to the interior of the house has been generated through a lateral access, located on the north facade. This access is accompanied by a large opening, which frames the views from the kitchen and dining room areas, increasing the relationship between both spaces, housing a small green line of the exterior garden inside the main room. The entrance opens the space of the main nucleus, a double height space that allows us to break with the exterior continuity. The day area is delimited by the space with the largest volume and the large opening preceded by the porch of the main facade. The rest of the pieces of the house drink on this space, locating, on a very discreet plane, the core of vertical communication. White as the main matter. This has been the premise that we have followed from start to finish. White as a generator and conductor of light. Some faded black shadows on its white background. A white lime, on its exterior vertical walls, which when reaching its base follows the same traceability and linearity when using white microcement as continuity. The project base could be translated as a large white canvas that has been endowed with different white pigments to shape all the spaces.
Carmen’s House in Denia, Spain. Project by Carles Faus Architects. Photo Assistant, José Cortés. Year 2018.