House DIONÍSIO GARCIA Arribas -Costa Mediterrâneo – SPAIN / 1974
Located at 85m above sea level, the house follows the slope of the land and enjoys a view over the beach town of Fuengirola – to the left, the eternal snows of the Sierra Nevada, on the right, on clear autumn days you can see Gibraltar and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
From the rear windows, the dining area and the mezzanine, one can see the historic white town of Mijas, 500m high.
If several Spanish cities were traditionally white, it was not the case of the fishing villages along the Andalusian coast – there were bright colours.
It was after the Civil War that the government generalized the use of lime, mainly because of public health issues.
It was sought to rescue that regional colour, in the walls and in the frames, now in another form, that accompanied the new times that were announced.
In the main suite, you get the view of the Mediterranean Sea and the 1,000 year old Moorish castle.
In this region, there are 300 days of sun per year and the temperature varies between 8ºC and 32ºC.