Las Veguillas, Salamanca
To accommodate the planning as much as possible in the beautiful surroundings, and to achieve greater accessibility, all the houses are raised on one level, though some enjoy double-height spaces.
For the realization of housing, seeking integration with the landscape, it have been working with the elements and materials already in these places, as meadows, stone walls, timber, spectacular views, and small insertions in the field. These elements are used to construct the final image. Predominantly stone walls and roofs covered with prairie. In the basic movements of the site implementation and housing materials there is a search expressing the link of the the work of man with the place.
Architecture has a double reading:
On one hand, is as a remnant preexisting or archaeological trace. The place is set clinging to the gestures of the topography, and associated with what estereotomic, handling of the land. This will give us a sense of integration over time, and the vegetation that shares this walls will create a clear link to the place of common membership for both the built and the natural. The field around the houses is modulated and creates a set of drawings planes on which sits the house. Perceived levels and horizontal terraces of housing as a continuation of the artificial landscape, a topography that gently conforms to the service its inhabitants. In this way the houses are anchored to specific field in which they settle, and are coupled to the ground in every gesture, with every existing tree, and at the same time, led the landlords watch the beautiful landscape.
In addition, the architecture appears as a skin construction. On the basis of that other "pre-existing" massive stone walls and platforms (in some cases even exceed the roof of the building) which generate the primary space division, this second order provides a structure, which rests, rhythmic and lyrical, and is composed of glass cladding and wood, and forms the fundamental volume of the building (the habit). The glass and wood enclosures are in-between stone walls, shading the large spaces set behind walls, through segregation of open areas and interiors, while maintaining spatial and visual continuity between the two.
Architects: Lorenzo Fernández-Ordóñez
Consulting: Estudio Guadiana
Collaborators: Eduardo San Nicolás del Amo, João Cruz, Luis María Montón Caño