The exterior of the house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan of 17,40 meters side. Its walls are built with local quartzite stone. On the inside, nine spaces with cubic dimensiones of 4.20 meters accommodate the different uses of the house. The rooms open up to the exterior landscape through large square-shape windows with oak frames. An open platform in the rear part of the house with a small swimming pool invites users to enjoy life outdoors.
Stone House in Cáceres by Tuñón Arquitectos
Location: Sierrilla housing estate, Cáceres.
Architects: Emilio Tuñón, Carlos Martínez Albornoz.
Collaborators: Albert Palazón, Victoria López Cabezas, José Miguel Martín, Inés García De Paredes, Miguel Cayuelas Del Barrio, Andrés Regueiro, Javier Chávez Muñoz y Julia Díaz Beca.
Main consultings: Alfonso Gómez Gaite, Úrculo Engineers.
Quantity surveyor: José Carlos Pozo.
Landscape gardening: Benavides Laperche.
Main contractor: FISSA. Project date: 2015.
Final construction: 2018.
Photography: Luis Asín.
In its narrow dimension, the house wants to be a palace for its users, affirming this noble character by means of an extreme simplicity in its organization, and a rigorous traditional construction of its volume. In this way, to the outside, the house manifests itself as a simple prismatic volume of square plan, sixteen meters on each side, built with walls of quartzite stone from Cáceres. On each of the sides there are three window openings, measuring two meters and ten centimeters, framed with warm-tone Extremadura granite stone.
Inside there are nine cubic rooms, four meters twenty centimeters on each side, which can accommodate the different uses of the house: living rooms, bedrooms, kitchen and dining room. Between these rooms are located all the spaces servants of the house as they are the closets and the toilets.
Each of the nine rooms is built in two different layers: A lower layer formed by a glass of oak wood, where all the facilities of the house will be located, and an upper layer formed by a white concrete trough, in which will not be located any type of mechanism or lighting system.
Each room is opened to the outside by means of windows of oak wood of square proportion: the sliding windows in the wooden plinth, of two meters ten of side, and the motorized windows located in the concrete structure, of a meter fifty centimeters of side .
In the back, framed by holm oaks and olive trees, there is an open platform, where to make life outdoors when atmospheric agents allow it, with a small pool that will serve as a pool in summer. On a lower level, with direct access from the street, there are all the complementary program of parking, facilities, storage rooms, etc.