Within the hills of its hinterland site, the house aims to facilitate a highly experiential relationship with its surroundings while remaining consciously aware of its outsider and temporal status within the deep timelines of that landscape.
They are found across the Altiplano in Peru and Bolivia. They can be cylindrical or rectangular, low or tall, and made of stone or adobe. The tallest are about 40 feet high. All of the chullpas have small openings facing east, towards the rising sun.
It is a public space first, that can be used for various functions and change its purpose over the years. The project is designed to integrate urban elements to be used by BMX, skateboards or rollerblades, but also to enable public events like concerts or open-air cinema.
Anchored in the rock, Aldilonda follows the rocky coastline five meters above sea level. The rock forms the massive natural foundation of the mighty enclosing wall of Bastia’s fortress, which gave the city its name. Until now, the rocky coast beneath the fortress wall was only partially accessible.
The small estate, with a vineyard and olive grove, is located in the Rabaçal valley, confined by the Jerumelo, Sicó and Espinhal mountains. This expressive valley’s landscape, which was once occupied by a roman villa (around IV BC), is now mainly characterized by small plants and big olive trees.