House with views of Africa, Claire House

Casa-Claire-house-more-with-less-13Claire House, work of the DTR_studio architects studio, is located in a privileged position in the municipality of Gaucín. Its status as a watchtower gives the possibility of a 360º look towards the landscape that surrounds it.
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The different orientations with which the house counts mark both the language and the position of the gaps.
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To the south there is a façade that faces Africa and that opens up protecting itself from sunlight and blending in with the surrounding environment.

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The capable volume appears as another element totally integrated into the landscape where the project is located.
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The sloping roof reminds us of the shape of the other houses in the municipality of Gaucín. A roof that generates a rich interior space with a scale and dimension that fall within the canons of the dwelling of the place.
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To the north, the façade responds to some more partial conditions, framing certain views towards the mountain range and enabling the observation of birds and stars and endowing the proposal with a great abstract power that leads us to think about popular construction not subject to pre-established rules.
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The staggering volume of the Claire house brings us closer to the scale of the surrounding houses of the place and generates a terrace where you have a total panoramic view of the entire landscape that surrounds it.Casa-Claire-house-more-with-less-15Casa-Claire-house-more-with-less-07

The house is continually crossed by crossed looks that help positioning in the different elements of the landscape.
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The outdoor spaces generate routes that evoke the Andalusian patios where white, water and vegetation are the fundamental ingredients.

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In the materiality of housing, white dominates and simplicity in details where spatiality appears as a fundamental element of Casa Claire’s project, without neglecting the commitment to efficiency and comfort.
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A few small details in wood complete the materiality of this house.

Photography: Cris Beltran

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