This Pine House or house among pines is located in Murcia, Spain. Designed by Xpiral Architects, the pine house acts as an interface between domestic life and the land. It is a device that allows inhabiting the plot. It is not a house for vacation but for daily use. In this way, the whole space is for the enjoyment of its inhabitants.
This project’s focus was to preserve the interaction between the outdoors using a geometrical structure made of reinforced concrete, steel, glass and the addition of a reflection pool to multiply the amazing views.
natural materials are used to link the house with the environment surrounding: the rocks from the plot were re-used as raw material for the stone-work retaining walls; vegetation is used as construction material; external pavements are in wood.
“High tech” materials as Robertson sandwich panels, “heat mirror” glazing or thermo-clay are used to manage an optimal energetic performance.
The home acts more as an interface between the inhabitants and the task to be performed than just a dwelling or place to live. The top structure acts as a big staple placed on top of a hill, so the sun enter this inverted “U” shape structure and spills inside the house.