Casa Colina, house in the Montepinar de Murcia Urbanization.
La Casa Colina is a project for a house in the Montepinar urbanization, in Murcia. It was proposed as an intervention on a plot with steep terrain and made up of limestone rock. Programmatically the housing needs are solved in a single plant. Taking advantage of the clearing in the mountain to generate an interior patio with a pool. This reduces the price of the work, since the excavation of the land, being rock, is very expensive.
The level chosen to cement the house was chosen to compensate for the clearing and to camouflage it with a landscaping. The steep slope of the mountain means that relatively little space on the plot can be used to build. On the other hand, it starts with the minimum intervention on the plot. Since it is occupied by a pine forest that continues until entering the public forest.
The house in the Montepinar urbanization of Murcia
The main characteristic of the location of the house in the Montepinar urbanization in Murcia is the slope and the materiality of the land. Being on the side of a mountain, the terrain is exposed limestone rock. It is necessary to excavate to locate the house in a flat space. These characteristics, which a priori are inconvenient, become a strength of the project by visually embedding the house in the mountain. Creating minimal impact on the environment.
The house is proposed on a single floor taking into account the possibility of locating an elevator in the future, so that the installation is mimicked in the aesthetics of the house and is taken into account in the distribution.