The architect Felipe Palomino was inspired by the oldest and most traditional Arab houses to undertake a project in Seville, Spain. It is a cottage that has as main objective not to be perceived. It may seem odd that an architect want to “hide” a project, but the truth is that the architect’s intention is that the house does not change its surrounding space. With this premise they designed a project that has a unique sensitivity about the nature around.
The house is practically underground, and we can say that it melts and fits to the relief where it was built. Inside, there are two spacious courtyards that provide a sense of direction and ventilation, with this, approaching the project further of the Arabian architecture. The tangential inlet avoid direct views, what does not happen in any part of the house, thus breaking with any axis that can provide a picture of the set. Being buried generates better thermal conditions at the house, what is an excellent option for countries whit extreme temperatures. The garden in the roof take advantage of the extended grazing and makes the project seems more delicate. We can say that the house is conceived as an intimate space added to the nature.