Street Manuel Ardoy. Beas de Segura (Jaén)
Pablo M. Millán Millán
Javier Serrano Terrones (Technical architect)
Javier Bengoa Díaz (Engineering)
“My Beloved the mountains,
the solitary nemorosos valleys,
the strange islands
the sonorous rivers,
the whistle of the loving air,
the peaceful night
in pair of the levantes of the aurora,
the quiet music,
the sound solitude,
the dinner that recreates and falls in love “. (Juan de la Cruz)
The project was born looking for the maximum simplicity. A box to make habitable a space at the foot of the Sierra de Segura.
In a context of periphery report in which each building is conceived with the eclecticism of the whim of the promoter, the most optimal resource is that of material and formal sobriety, almost to pass anonymously.
The opposite happens with the place. An area of ??visual and scenic richness. At the foot of the mountain, observing the river, on the side of a valley, the project is located there. It is understood that in this town Jiennense would like to be Juan de la Cruz and Teresa de Jesús. The search for the essential that both saints embodied in their lives and writings is taken as the objective of this project, to seek the naked light.
The architecture of this project will be sober, clean, white. A simple box with a central patio and a gallery. A group of houses to be, to abstract from reality and look at the horizon. With a simple and rational structure and a skin that closes to the outside. This is how this housing building is configured.