La Roca House / Mathias Klotz - architecture and design

La Roca House / Mathias Klotz

La Roca house is a refuge located in Jose Ignacio Point, a fishing village 80 km north of Punta del Este on the Atlantic.

© Roland Halbe

Architect: Mathias Klotz

Location: Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

Area: 800 m2

Project Year: 2006

Photography: Roland Halbe

Engineers: Patricio Stagno

Colaborators: Baltasar Sánchez, Carolina Pedroni, Miguel Rossi

Landscape: Rosa Acosta

Construction Date: 2005

Built Surface: 300m2

© Roland Halbe

From the architect. La Roca house is a refuge located in Jose Ignacio Point, a fishing village 80 km north of Punta del Este on the Atlantic.
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The site presents a double slope along its length and width, terminating in rocks and the ruins of the foundation of a pre-existing building which now forms a natural garden of succulents. 

© Roland Halbe

The program considers a principal volume for social spaces, and another for the residences that results in two boxes of the same height which generate two patios in the voids that the boxes leave between and under themselves. The master bedroom is located in the residential volume with panoramic views of the surroundings.

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