El Mar de Encinas was designed ÁBATON, and is located in Las Marías, Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain.
This house unique design is the result of our respect for the existing oaks and the lot’s peculiar characteristics which influenced the construction of one of the two pieces as a stilt house on a highly resistant granite rock, which flies over the terrain and lets it breathe. In order to support the structure, special drilling machines with diamond disks were used to perforate in the exact place. This piece is home to the sitting room and there is a stair to gain access to the roof top swimming pool. It links with the other piece by a crystal clear passage. The house takes over the surroundings and they can be ejoyed from all angles.
Our client was very interested in separating the public areas from the private ones. So the sitting room, the kitchen and the swimming pool were located on the upper floor and the bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor.
The owner wanted to give his bedroom and bathroom more value and we integrated both into one single space, using the same language. A limestone bathtub helped give the space a sense of continuity and the fact that it was built into the floor gave our client the possibility to enjoy the garden views from anywhere in the room.