The house expresses the search for an introspective architecture, an architecture that envelopes itself, where privacy is the best gift. The living-dining spaces are located to the east, to get more sunlight and morning warmth through large windows, and the services are located to the west and north. To provide privacy, a concrete screen wall prevents from overlooking the street and garages, creating an indoor garden that becomes the heart of the house, thus producing a kind of open pavilion surrounded by green. The staircase is hidden behind walls, dividing public and private areas. The screen wall serves as the primary structural element of the house. The purification in the structure results in a minimal design, devoid of vertical elements, cleaning the space and at the same time with the effect that most of the weight of the house rests solely on the right end of the concrete wall.
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