Panorama

«The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes» – Marcel Proust.

Jávea, Alicante
288 m2
2021
Alfonso Calza

«The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes» – Marcel Proust.

The metamorphosis of this fantastic Adlib-style house has been nothing short of radical.

Instead of the owner’s initial intention to make a clean slate, the idea was to renovate to re-inhabit. Panorama captivates with its views, seduces with its curves and intoxicates with its interior. More than 60 years after its construction, it has recovered its lost splendour thanks to an exhaustive refurbishment that maintains and enhances its Mediterranean essence, a testament to its rich heritage.

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Its exterior pays homage to the past

through sinuous organic and geometric curves that generate movement. Its fully updated interior brings us back to the present, and its straight-lined base conveys a sense of order.

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Once again, the views from the house’s porch outside allow us to look towards the future.

The house’s interior layout was wholly rethought with a straightforward premise: to organise the spaces, unify the outdoor terrace with the day area, and enhance the views. To achieve this, a detailed study of the new uses of the house was necessary, which resulted in changing the primary use area and modifying the floor height.

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Panorama gets its name from its views,

but it also responds to how its interior is arranged and what happens inside it. The existing vernacular architecture is updated with more modern elements and natural materials, achieving an exercise of back-and-forth of past, present, and future.

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[ Floor plan ]

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