HOUSE IN A CHERRY ORCHARD

Cájar, Granada



The proposal links the agricultural image of the river flats with the domestic requirements of a more modern lifestyle, without having to rely on quaint solutions to do so. The aim was to resolve a series of landscape features that arose during our conversations which brought to the fore the idea of time, associated with the idea of going to live in the country under more urban conditions.


The proposal extends a raised cherry orchard across the whole allotment, in the manner of a new topography that will then be manipulated with the sites for the house. Three pavilions are set amongst the fruit trees at different levels: the lowest position is for the library, the study and the living room are set in the orchard, while the bedrooms are raised above the tops of the cherry trees at different levels: the lowest position is for the library, the study and the living room are set in the orchard, while the bedroom are raised above the tops of the cherry trees. By this means, different views and relationships to a tree are generated on the basis of the resident’s positions. The orchard is thus turned into the interior landscape of the house, highlighting the cycles of the seasons through the changes in the trees. From the bedroom pavilions, there is a special view of the orchards in the valley from a seven meter wide platform that covers the entrance to the house and can be used as a solarium or a patio for raised activities.

BIBLIOGRAPHY


BOOKS AND CATALOGS


Monográfico  AA43

JUAN DOMINGO SANTOS.

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EXPERIENCIAS 2

Montaner, J.M y Domingo Santos, J.

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EXPOSITIONS


ON SITE: ARQUITECTURA EN ESPAÑA HOY

Obra expuesta: Casa en un huerto de cerezos, Granada

Exposición colectiva organizada por The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) y Promomadrid

Comisario: Terence Riley, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design

Pabellón Villanueva del Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, 21 septiembre 2006-enero 2007


ARQUITECTURAS DE AUTOR, 2005-06

Exposición individual organizada por Universidad de Navarra y Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Navarra, Pamplona, 13-30 marzo 2006



WORK IN PROCESS / WORK SYSTEMS, SALA DE EXPOSICIONES EL CROQUIS

Casa en un huerto de cerezos (1 maqueta), 2004-06

Exposición colectiva de maquetas de arquitectura organizada por revista El Croquis

Sala de exposiciones del El Croquis, El Escorial, Madrid, 2002-2006

CREDITS


Location:

CÁJAR, GRANADA


Project:

February 2004

Completion:

June 2006


Architect:

JUAN DOMINGO SANTOS


Collaborators:

CARMEN MORENO ÁLVAREZ

architect, project and management

AURELIO DORRONSORO MARTIN HOCHREIN

JUAN DIEGO LÓPEZ

MARGARITA MARTÍNEZ

ENRIQUE MOLINA CAMPOS

architects

JORGE VÁZQUEZ

ÁLVARO NEGRELLO

model

JORGE SILVA, GOP-INGENIEROS

estructure

PATRICIO BAUTISTA CARRASCOSA

industrial engineer , installations

LUIS OLMEDO GARCÍA

construction engineer, surveyor


Client:

PRIVADO


Construction company:

CAUCHIL SL


Photography:

FERNANDO ALDA



Juan Domingo Santos