House in La Quinta
This house is a composition of three architectural volumes under a wide, folded roof. The roof is covered with green marble arabescato pieces from Almeria, each being 2x2 metres. These are arranged diagonally, to facilitate the rapid draining of rainwater. The green colour of the marble contributes visually to reconstruct the topography of the original terrain. The voids created between the three nuclei form a fluent space that interconnects the four levels vertically and to the outside. All five floors adjust smoothly on the steep slope facing southeast. Like an open fan, this composition provides views from each of the 42 rooms of the house, with their successive terraces giving access to the surrounding landscape from every level. Five pools interlace the house with the gardens. This work was designed by architect Angel Taborda, member of TAM.