Project

Apartments in Playa la Arena

A unit shaped by two divergent bodies

This building of four duplexes all in the same volume, aims to introduce serenity and tranquility into the heterogeneous surroundings of the coastal area of Playa de la Arena. The project includes the reorganization of the exterior urbanization and the public green areas surrounding the plot to protect the privacy of the houses and, at the same time, place value on the quality of the new complex.

The garden, the pedestrian access and the terraces are located on an elevated base risen over the adjacent terrain. Each apartment has its own swimming pool and it is surrounded and protected with tall and dense foliage right to the edge of the plot. The terraces and swimming pools vanish into the common green areas, creating compact spaces of great privacy.

The upper floor is made up of three equal sized white layers which rise over the rustic volume of the ground floor separated by a continuous band of skylights. The four dwellings appear as two volumes that create a unique building avoiding the appearance of semi-detached houses.

The base holds a private spa equipped with several saunas and showers, an ice machine and a salt cabin that receives light through a patio, and is at the service of the guests of the apartments for tourist use and of the residents of the adjoining Villa that is part of the complex itself.

The whole complex is equipped with an advanced tidal thermal system of maximum efficiency to generate air conditioning, hot sanitary water and a salt water supply, and to heat the swimming pools. In conjunction with a photovoltaic installation of the latest generation, the houses and the Villa obtain the energy efficiency class A, being the best classification.


TECHNICAL DATA: Year: 2016-2017. Location: Santiago del Teide, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Architects: Antonio Corona Bosch, Arsenio Pérez Amaral, Mark Senning. Client: Private Collaborators: Rubén Gómez Vara, Néstor Hernández Marrero (Architects), Meco Arquitectos Técnicos (Quantity Surveyors), Prisma Ingenieros (Installations), Calcularq (Structures).