It was designed by Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados in 2012.
Aldea House by Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados:
“The site of the house is in front of a golf course. On our first visit to the site was remarkable the amount of native trees that were in the field. As a first request to our client we asked for a detailed topographic study of all the trees in the site. From the beginning we intended to respect all the trees. Once we had the study in our hands, we faced a notable challenge… the possibility of keep all the trees, at least all of the medium and large size, assumed significant complexity. After studying multiple alternatives with conventional layouts (U shape, L shape, in two or three volumes, etc…) we figured out that in all cases we would have to cut an important amount of trees.
From that point we decided to build a project of multiple small habitable rooms would be filtered through the vegetation in a manner that all the trees are respected. This led us to think that the concept of the house would be like a village in which one travels outside in a sinuous way through the trees to get from one building to another.