Although the exterior assumes apparent modernity, we explored the use of wooden shutters and ceramic lining, materials inherited from vernacular architecture, now reinterpreted according to contemporary ways of living and building. Inside, the spatiality is defined by variable ceiling heights resulting from the gabled roofs, characteristic of traditional architecture. This configuration, in addition to providing visual breadth, allowed to hierarchize the two social areas of the house – the living room and kitchen. Although these both areas are defined by the morphology of the gabled roofs, the kitchen has a lower ceiling height that emphasizes the relationship with the outdoor terrace, while the living room is the center of the house with a double ceiling height.
Regarding the exterior, the main social spaces are located inside the patio: a dining area with a barbecue, shaded spaces, and a swimming pool. With the aim of guaranteeing privacy to users, the front elevation and more specifically, the entrance to the house is hidden by a wall that provides a personal approach to the entrance door. We believe that the challenge of designing a modern home with a rural experience resulted in a harmonious building as a consequence of an interior spatial richness and a minimalist and elegant exterior.