A ruin was the starting point for the design of a holiday house in the island of Pico. Modelled inside the walls of stone, it was designed with generous openings, for light to come inside and to contemplation of the landscape. These openings are sometimes lined up, and sometimes not, with the former openings of the ruin, creating new frames and relations with the original limits of the house. The project is a movement between a limit line, in stone, and the intervention volumes that are led by that same line, but sometimes flow independently or extend, whenever the necessity of space or of a view is needed.
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A house modelled inside walls of stone by SAMI-arquitectos