At the end of a road, we find a dwelling that is in a state for repair. The plot of land opens up completely towards a landscape lush from the green of a golf course. The display of light from the east shining through the grandiose trees liberates the house from any need for external ornamentation.
The proposal was to recuperate all that was possible from the original structure and to convert the house into a weekend home for a family of three, along with a guest room.
We sought to make a compact house. By reducing the existing building footprint and expanding the height of the second story, we sought to integrate all of the garden spaces.
Two white structures framed by incredible trees demonstrate the simplicity of the house as we approach it from the street. We are greeted by plants and water at a concrete entryway and are invigorated upon entering the house. The glass door allows us to see through to a garden that has no end. Immediately, we find ourselves in a continuous space where all the activities of the home take place.
The line between the exterior and the interior is blurred within this living room-dining room-kitchen-terrace-garden.
On the second story, two bedrooms with their respective bathrooms are connected via a corridor that showcases the scenery along the longest axis of the house.
Our investigation with Tulipanes (Tulips) House has to do with the reutilization of a structure and its integration with the outside, a compact house that is lived in as if we forever moved within a space that integrates our essential needs, a space from where we value all that surrounds us.