House IV in Alicante / Mesura
House IV in Alicante | © Pedro Pegenaute

Completed in 2015 by the Spanish Architecture firm MESURA, House IV is an ambitious residential extension that takes special care to provide quality accommodation. The project works with the region’s bioclimatic conditions, creating an intermediate space that connects the arid landscape with the original house.

Casa IV by Mesura Technical Information

The IV ingredients introduced in the Architectural equation to formalise the house are:

  1. The Structure,
  2. The Human Scale,
  3. Modulations, and,
  4. The atmosphere.

All these ingredients are embodied through the two main systems (of Walls & Vaults) and the service core.

– Mesura Architects

House IV Photographs

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

Text by the Architects

House IV, designed by MESURA, is an ambitious work marked by its long period of design and construction. It was created from the location and demand and normalized from its systems and 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 newly 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 (in addition to the implementation intentions in place and the response to the program) to IV are the structure, human scale, modulation, and 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 of planning and researching the industry, getting defined mechanisms, installation views, respect for the existing tree, (both internal and external) carpentry, and hardware.

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

House IV by MESURA Plans

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