The plot rests near the waterfront with nice seaview towards the east, as well as secondary north & west views.
In order to maximize accommodation capacity without dominating the plot and close landscape, the house is split in two levels. The lower level, containing bedrooms & auxiliary spaces, undercuts the slope and largely remains invisible from the ground floor, thus minimizing the house volume.
On the ground floor, a horizontal rectangular plane covers the main volume that accommodates the shared living spaces and a guest suite. In order to afford privacy yet close proximity to the core of the house, the main suite is shaped as a cubic volume gripping the southwest edge of the main slab, with two of its corners extruded to form shaded verandas and incorporate large openings towards the sea view.
A linear pergola offers plenty of shaded outdoor space and along with the building volume forms an embrace that envelopes the outdoor life of the owners and their guests. The pool, running parallel to the house, and the wooden sun deck offer space to enjoy the sun, whilst the sunken firepit lounge is the perfect cosy spot for stargazing.
Throughout the project details are kept sleak & minimal with special attention given to materiality. Pergolas combine dark metal frames that create a strong outline, with natural and cosier materials; wooden beams and bamboo covering. The dining area also features a glass roof with wooden lattice panels that generate a play with light & shadows throughout the day and further blurs the boundaries between indoor & outdoor living.