Completed in 2015 by Spanish Architecture firm MESURA, House IV is an ambitious residential extension that takes special care in detail to provide quality accommodation. The project works with the bioclimatic conditions of the region, creating an intermediate space that connects the arid landscape with the original house.
Casa IV by Mesura Technical Information
- Architects: MESURA Architects
- Location: Matola, Alicante, Spain
- Typology : Residencial Projects / Private Residences
- Project Year: 2015
- Contributors: Construction: Construcciones y rehabilitaciones
- Photography: © Pedro Pegenaute
The IV ingredients introduced in the Architectural equation to formalise the house are:
- The Structure,
- The Human Scale,
- Modulations, and,
- The atmosphere.
All these ingredients are embodied through the two main systems (of Walls & Vaults) and the service core.
– Mesura Architects
House IV Photographs
Text by the Architects
House IV, designed by MESURA, is an ambitious work marked by its long period of design and building, created from the location & demand and normalized from its systems & details. It is located in the countryside around the city of Elche, in a hot and humid climate and barren landscape.
The site consists of an existing home in the center of the field, leaving undefined surroundings: inadequate quality spaces and no exterior-interior relationship.
The first intention will be to limit the exterior spaces through a new built volume generating a triangulation between this, the existing house, and the pool. The purpose is to separate the lived areas of intimate spaces concerning the climate, solar orientation, visual, topography, and vegetation.
The ingredients introduced into the architectural equation (adding to implementation intentions in place and the response to the program) to IV are the structure, human scale, modulation, and the atmosphere. All these ingredients are embodied through two central systems in place: Walls + Vaults and service packs.
The ultimate ambition of the work is to be able to master every centimeter of the final result. The details that have been achieved after-hours planning and researching the industry, getting define mechanisms, installations views, respect for the existing tree, (both internal and external) carpentry, hardware.