The combination of beach and mountain scenery constitutes the perfect setting for the development of the dwelling. An atractive background, halfway between the pines and the sea, where the mild winters and warm summers result in peace and serenity. A place where the richest material that exists, light, becomes the principal material of this project. This unique location, in the northeast of the province of Alicante, enjoys the combination of traditional architecture with natural vegetation, enhanced by all the virtues of the Mediterranean landscape and the many attractions offered in the area such as the long sandy beaches, hidden coves, the marina and fishing port of Moraira and the Golf Club Ifach, which is located just six minutes away from the site. The opportunity of designing within attractive environments such as this one, studying the conditions of the plot and trying to offer an architectural response that does not impose itself on the landscape, but rather intends to explain it, is the real motivation behind this house. The boundaries between interior and exterior spaces are sometimes blurred, adapting themselves to the site and vice versa. The trees, the water and the earth become additional materials that interact with the building itself. It is not only a natural setting, but also a cultural one, which we treat with humility in order to establish a dialogue with it and also to strengthen it, generating a simple and elegant architecture with a purposeful value.
The project is designed as a platform made of natural stone walls on which two concrete volumes rest on, recalling the outlines of masonry walls that were used traditionally to build the terracing of the lands in the region. The building’s layout is organized in such a way that practically the whole program is set out on the ground floor, adjoining the exterior space with the terrace and pool. Fluid and unified spaces that open up to nature provide interior and exterior visual connections. The aim is to create elements with their own identity that intensify the idea behind the project. The principal materials used in this dwelling are bare concrete and stone extracted from the area, seeking virtue, solemnity and elegance. This results in pleasant spaces inside whilst creating dominant and forceful volumes outside. With a total of 3 bedrooms with their own ensuite bathrooms, a guest toilet servicing the day area and an outside bathroom at the poolside, this home is designed for comfortable year-round living and the full enjoyment of the views and Mediterranean climate.
Moraira, a town located in the province of Alicante, is 110 km from Valencia and only 80 km from Alicante, both cities with international airports.
Eight kilometers of coastline and a total area of 32 km2 gives Moraira a particular and exuberant geographical environment. The peninsula of Cap d'Or frames a coast with numerous cliffs, golden beaches and coves with crystal clear waters.
Its climate is Mediterranean and the average temperature of 18º throughout the year.
Around 14,000 inhabitants live between Moraira and the neighboring town of Teulada, with a large percentage of them being European foreigners.
At the foot of the Castle, in the center of the town stretches the sandy beach: L'ampolla, the busiest and largest of the beaches of the town.
To the north is the beach of Portet, with fine sand, calm and crystalline waters, small scale and shell-shaped, it is the perfect setting to take a relaxing bath.
In the center of the town is the fishing port, neighbor of the nautical club of Moraira, considered one of the best marinas in the Valencian Community, with 620 mooring points and main axis of a highly animated area.
The town invites you to visit its friendly historical center, where you can see the world go by from one of its bars or cafes and get lost in its typical narrow streets that lead to the Castle.
Moraira a privileged natural environment for those who seek tranquility and nature.