M3 House / OLARQ Osvaldo Luppi Architects


© Mauricio Fuertes

© Mauricio Fuertes
  • Collaborator Architects: Marc Cifre, Joan Pol, Pedro Dachs, Agustí Cortés, Maite Fernández
  • Building Engineers: Jesús Villanueva, Ignacio Marín

© Mauricio Fuertes

© Mauricio Fuertes

Text description provided by the architects. In this design, the characteristics of the plot, located in a consolidated residential urban fabric have played a key role. In a search for privacy and views to the sea, the starting compact volume is broken up to open up a courtyard. A complex series of transparencies, reflections and long views across the patio strengthens the continuous presence of endless spaces. In a plot inserted in a consolidated residential fabric, with a slight slope in downward direction N-S, a two-story house (plus a basement) has been proposed.


© Mauricio Fuertes

© Mauricio Fuertes

The narrowness of the lot, the presence of nearby neighboring houses, together with the orientation and the views, have conditioned the strategy to be followed. The house, a compact volume covered in mares stone, is generated around a patio, which is closed laterally to the neighbors, but which on the ground floor allows a continuity of space in the NS direction, emphasized by the use of natural stone paving, both inside and outside. In this way, kitchen, dining room, and living room become a continuous space.


Ground Floor Plan and Section

Ground Floor Plan and Section

The patio is stepped, allowing an optimal sun exposure while protecting the interior of the house. As a continuation, the pool and a terrace culminate in an outdoor dining area. Bedrooms are distributed on the first floor. The patio, again, allows this floor plan to enjoy the light while protecting it from the sun. From the first floor, one can access the solarium from which sea views can be enjoyed. A small garden patio, inside the main patio, brings light to the basement, while allowing an olive tree to appear on the patio.


© Mauricio Fuertes

© Mauricio Fuertes

Upper Floor Plans and Elevation

Upper Floor Plans and Elevation

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