The most inspiring commission an architecture office can get is to design and build somebody’s place to raise their children and live. We approached this job with the goal to earn the Peña family’s trust by learning their beliefs, concerns and aspirations.
We were commissioned to do a full scope: both design and direct the construction works. The journey took us through all the different phases:
- Early concepts
- Bioclimatic decisions:
– Type of openings
- Design of details
- Direction of construction works
Rational graphic language is key to this project as we understood that the values of the Peña family and our own architectural beliefs are far from superficial.
The pursue of energy efficiency ended up in an A-B rating under Spanish environmental criteria.
At the end of the day, what this project left for our future is a group of people worth working with (and for) composed by the Peña family (owners), Pablo Muñoz (quantity surveyor) and Recuerda Gómez S.A. (main contractor).