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casa iv by mesura

A Site-Sensitive Addition

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Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

Nestled in the warm humid countryside of Elche, Spain, lies Casa IV – home to photographer Eduardo Iborra Wicksteed and his wife Belinda. Already the owners of a pre-existing structure on the property, the Wicksteeds commissioned MESURA architects to build a striking yet intelligent addition to their home. Photography by Pedro Pegenaute.

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute
A NEW PATIO…

offers cool, shaded views onto a garden and nearby pool.

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

Built long and low with a light scalloped roof, the new structure was designed with great sensitivity to the site’s climate, solar orientation, visual environment, topography and surrounding vegetation.

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

Each arch of the roof delineates one of four functional areas – a shaded patio, living area, a connecting bathroom block and bedroom suite. The bedroom enjoys direct access to a private courtyard which is shielded from the property’s sun drenched tennis courts by a small wall extension.

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

Circling back to the public patio, the architects made a dramatic nod to nature – opening the roof to allow an old tree to reach through.

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute
A NOD TO NATURE

A pre-existing tree stands its ground.

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

Casa IV by MESURA - Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

 

The addition as a whole pulls upon a minimal palette of crisp white, earthy brick, and light stone flooring, all of which connect back to the main house via a narrow, glazed corridor – adding life and ample architectural interest every step of the way.

 

Casa IV by MESURA

 

Casa IV by MESURA

 

Casa IV by MESURA

 

MESURA, Partners in Architecture operates out of Barcelona, Spain and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, serving clients around the world.

 

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