La Casa de Los Vientos
Studio: Jose Luis Muñoz Architecture
Project: La Casa de Los Vientos
Location: La Linea de La concepción, Cádiz, Spain
Category: Private Housing
Credit: Javier Callejas
“La Casa de Los Vientos” is approached as an answer to the place and the expectations of the users in terms of leisure, comfort and economical adjustment. To do so, the following key principles were highlighted in the project and during the construction:
1_The shape emerging from the orientation, the prevailing winds and the purpose of fully enjoy outside spaces and the stunning views.
2_The acceptance of honesty in the architecture, the materials and the construction systems.
3_Beauty to be found in the inexpensive.
The result is a two floor house, minimal and necessary in the inside, and offering a maximal use of the outdoor spaces. A sort of porches, terraces, windbreak walls and balconies shape a volume offering outdoor spaces to be used year around, depending on the direction of the winds.
Both indoors and outdoors honesty has been at the core of all construction choices. The thermal clay and concrete wall structure show up sincere, creating interesting contrasts with the painted plaster of the partition walls inside. This contact, expressly highlighted, creates a dialog of materials showing all the phases of the construction process.
Due to the strong budget restrictions, both for the project and the construction, an exhaustive exercise of management and economic monitoring was assumed and required from the beginning of the creative process of the intervention.