Cloister house opens out onto a central courtyard, with thick, exterior walls that only have thin, arrow-slit openings giving glimpses in and out. The concrete provides shelter from strong winds and harsh sun, with its thermal mass creating a temperate environment inside that can be naturally ventilated via the internal courtyard.
“Upon visiting the site we realised there was some reconciliation to be done,” said the architecture studio. “In order to achieve the sense of privacy and respite from the surrounding suburban landscape we decided the house should be enclosed, inward looking and occupy the edges of the site.”
Project by morq.it
Text by dezeen.com
Images by Ángel Pérez