IDPA Japan Design Award

International Design Pioneer Award
International Design Pioneer Award

House in Lagos de Pontezuela


Projet Description

This project consists of an intervention on an existing house, located on a hill close to a small pine forest, allowing the house to have privileged views of both near and distant landscape and conceding the character of a cozy mountain cabin, a characteristic that was sought to keep.
The strategy implemented for the design of this project was to try to refine to the maximum the formal gestures or volumes and walls that were in excess both inside and on the facades or roofs of the house, in order to propose open and wide spaces and surfaces that allow a more efficient use of space and take more advantage of natural lighting and the necessary sunlight to maintain a comfortable temperature inside.
The result is a warm, spacious and illuminated house that adopts a traditional archetypal geometry with a gabled roof and different heights in the social spaces, which merges with an elongated rectangular volume in the bedroom area. Its appearance reminds us of traditional architecture but the simple and austere gestures transport us to a contemporary context.
Area: 244m2
Type: Single-family home reform project
Status: Under construction


Tomas Villa Arquitectura, is an architecture and design studio based in Medellín, Colombia. We are a studio dedicated to the design of architectural and design projects, focusing on generating spaces and objects that establish a harmonious relationship with their natural environment and its cultural or social context. We like to think of a calm architecture, that gives you value and highlights everyday life situations and natural or landscape phenomena that enrich life that takes place around the project. We want each project to establish such deep links with its context, that it seems to indicate that it has been part of the place from the beginning.
“An ingrained architecture that gives prominence to life and that evolves together with it”

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