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The house in La Jolla is located on the beach of the same name, on the coast of the Pacific. The site has a natural / artificial dichotomy, as it is opposite a large pond built as a buffer between the condo and the sea. Part of the site has a 1.80 meter terrace that acts as containment for the pond.
The project aims to demonstrate the connection between an abstract architecture and its environment, establishing a relationship between man and nature, between the desert and the sea. Desert creates the need to create a space of privacy in the vastness of its territory; the ocean invites to open towards the horizon. The logic used in the design of this House is subtractive.
The programmatic organization provides an intimate first level, grouping seven bedrooms with their bathrooms. The facade of this floor is designed with a habitable thickness comprised of closets and bathrooms, which in turn protect the windows from the outside.
This entire floor is “separated” from the first level through an architectural “burnish” that displays the nature of the program, both public and private. The hall, with a double height, is the environment that spatially integrates both levels.