OC House

The house consists of two bodies that interact where the programme switches over.
One is the sleeping/bedroom space; the other the socialisation /living space with dining room and kitchen.
The former is turned to the dirt road and is turned in on itself. It is a patio that organises all the bedrooms.
The latter faces the land, building the relationship with the surrounding territory. It is an area between the house and the land, where all the living space comes together.
The tension these two bodies generate contrasts with the ordered structure that each volume embodies.
The steady height of the gable walls reveals the gentle topography of the surrounding land and the creeping shade of the cork oaks.
The house is at one end of the plot. At the other, an outcrop of schist rock markets the highest point. Between both a stream runs southwards.