SANTA MÓNICA 2 HOUSE
- PROJECT: NEW CONSTRUCTION
- LOCATION: Santa Mónica, Maldonado, Uruguay
- DATE: 2008
- TERRAIN SURFACE: 8.100 SF (750 m2)
- BUILT SURFACE: 1.800 SF (160 m2)
- ARCHITECT: EVELYN HERRERA
This project is a summer house close to the Atlantic Ocean, located 40 km from Punta del Este, Uruguay’s international resort community.
Working with the particular conditions of the land, the long width significantly enhances and dominates longitudinal dimension with a large portico. The same framing links the two housing and service spaces with a central courtyard that also separates them.
The main housing space is developed into an interior patio of white pebbles. The same natural stone is incorporated in a sculpture of Indonesia at the pinnacle of visual access. This courtyard also provides natural lighting and ventilates the kitchen and bathroom service spaces.
Native marine plant species are used for cover and play a fundamental role in integrating the building with nature.