The “Casa con una montaña” in Altea (Alicante), is a project that lets the possibilities of imagination applied to interior design and architecture flow. In this creative flight, the architectural studio of Esculpir el aire, headed up by José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres has been able to integrate the most minimalist architecture in its natural environment, thanks to the masterful use of natural materials from PORCELANOSA Grupo.
Under a design philosophy based on pure integration with the landscape and the subject, its 750 square metres spread over 3 floors, where the route is a real exercise of communion with the mountain: its slope offers an ascension through which it connects the various architectural spaces with visual textures of the countryside. The person using the house integrates themselves perfectly into the aforementioned space, the creator and its origin.
A first look at the construction shows the geometry of the building enhancing the diagonal and thehiding of the house, which is hidden behind the pool that is projected horizontally. Thus, the main entrance is hidden behind a large cantilever.
The structure is set out with three ways from the house to the outside, which give meaning to the design of the plot: vehicle access to the underground parking, outdoor stairs in order to able to walk on the aforementioned slope and a path through the garden.
L’Antic Colonial are responsible for the most natural and exclusive products that give life to this project. The mosaics of natural stone, slate to be precise, Brick Lhasa is the material chosen for coating the walls of the house and one of the inside walls as well.
With regard to the flooring in the house, the architects in charge of the project have opted for the warmth and resistance of Par-ker Casona Castaño ceramic parquet by Porcelanosa. Being installed on terraces, this natural timber with a ceramic like appearance perfectly adapts to the demanding conditions the outside encounters due its close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea.
Furthermore, the aesthetic possibilities by Par-ker have been vital in the choice of material for the inside, on bathroom wall coverings and in some parts of the outside of the house.
A magnificent and inspirational project where respect for environment has been decisive when opting for materials, and also where PORCELANOSA Group materials provide the initial design with an extra of avant-garde.
Pictures by: Quique Vizuete + José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres.