House at Jardin del Sol by Corona y P. Amaral Arquitectos located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain | The Hardt
House at Jardin del Sol (2005) by Corona y P. Amaral Arquitectos located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. The basic idea of the project consists in the location of a monolithic concrete and glass volume over a timber platform located at the edge of a cliff in order to enjoy the amazing view of the 300m cliff, a 1000m long black sand beach, mount Teide and all the north coast of Tenerife island. Bedroom and service areas are located in a one-story rectangular volume which enters into a double high volume containing the living-room, studio, and kitchen. Both volumes organize an L-shape around the black paddle located at the edge of the platform so water surface gets mixed with one of the seas, so all the areas of the house enjoy the views underlined by wood and water. A gym is located in the basement with direct access from the terrace and views to the inside of the pound through a glass wall.
The interior and exterior finishing of the closed volume consists of treated concrete while complete walls are used in the facades facing the views. Protection is solved with timber shuts in the bedroom area and outside canvas stores in the living room. A steel and wood freestanding canopy provides shadow to the central part of the terrace. Gardening, based on the use of local cliff species, is located in the slope between the street and the built volume so the house seems to be inserted into the natural cliff.
Photos by Roland Halbe
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