- Anke Nunheim
The ‘Casa AA’ by MVN architects is located in Almeria, Spain. The project arose from the need to build a site able to create a meaningful place. ‘So the house does not destroy this sense of peace that I had the first time I looked at the horizon from this hill, and to protect it’ was what they were asked to do. The location is taking advantage of the small natural platform, minimizes earth moving and get a perfect adaptation of the architecture to the field. In lower levels, other platforms continue structuring the plot, creating zones of fruit-bearing trees and garden. Some of these platforms use existing stone walls in the plot. In this sense, the project maintains a constant relation with the environment, promoting the transition of scales and protecting the landscape value of the area. All the work was focused on developing project strategies that would enable to open the heart towards the horizon.