James&Mau is a firm of architects that also founded Infiniski, a green concept construction company. It has now made a modular home of unbeatable quality a reality, both in terms of architecture and eco-friendliness. Although the sea is not very close to the plot, thanks to its high position on a slope and the way the building has been arranged as if it were a viewpoint, spectacular views of the magnificent horizon can be seen from Casa Tarifa. On a foundation wall that goes around the house, one of the living spaces was left empty where the architects built in a swimming pool. The overall composition is reminiscent of the typical country houses found in Andalusia.
The house is divided into six rooms. Each of them is closed off to form a single volume perfectly discernible from the rest. This distribution was proposed by the client, who was looking for something more than just a house. The outdoor spaces between the “boxes” can be turned into livable spaces that can be used for a myriad of purposes: eating in the shade, resting on a comfortable sofa or just looking at the sea in the distance.
The whole building is covered by a steel mesh pergola, which makes it possible to control the effects of the sun in summer and the weather in winter, thus conferring a prime level of comfort on the home.