site plan
floor plan | longitudinal section


This outstanding plot has great views over the Lozoya valley and the Guadarrama Mountain peaks. However, it includes some drawbacks such as the over twenty meters level difference between the highest and the lowest point and the rugged topography full of huge granite boulders.

This house for a single musician, had simple requirements. Only two bedrooms were needed, along with a music studio and big living room.

The project is like an ocean liner, that despite the surroundings, lies on a piece of concrete embedded into the granite of the mountain which includes an indoor pool, small dressing rooms and two powerful reinforced concrete pillars. Over this structure, another made in steel is built, with large cantilevers supporting the plane on which the house is arranged, on a single floor.

The large cantilevers are terraces that extend each of the rooms of the house towards the exterior. The house hovers over the ground artificially, building a horizontal surface that was not present previously on the site, preserving it practically virgin with its existing vegetation.

Location Lozoya, Madrid
Client Privado
Architects Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido
Design team Agustín Martín, Javier Malo de Molina, Saúl García
Constructor Montero-Cubillo S.L
Structure Juan Carlos Salvá
Technical facilities Carma Ingenieros S.L.
Technical architect Pilar Guisasola
Completion date 2010