The work produced by Inhabitat is the result of a process based on well-founded values: an ambition to design a series of high-quality houses, not only due to their privileged geographic location, but also to the great care taken in their design. However, carrying out this task is only possible if it is faced from a global perspective, controlling each phase of the project in order to achieve an authentic and distinct result.

The main aim of Inhabitat lies in defining a unique project and in adding value in the solutions that meet the demands of their clients, always using high quality materials. Inhabitat boasts an extensive number of facilities, bringing together the human and material resources needed to carry out any kind of construction project, and a corporate and logistics potential that is undoubtedly reflected in the ability to provide the right solutions. Experience and professionalism combined in creating tangible realities with their own identity.

The project behind Inhabitat Study Houses is nothing more than the result of setting a purpose as the main target: the determination of providing their clients with a response to all of their requests, materializing this in high quality projects, both in their location and execution. To do this, Inhabitat work hand in hand with a multidisciplinary team, passionate and fully involved in the goal: to turn ideas into spaces.

 

A close collaboration

Nomarq architecture studio

Reflections are built around the dialogue established between a territory, its qualities and human potential itself, in order to find a deeper relationship between the site and the individual. That is why they believe in the value of good architecture, unique and personalized, with a high knowledge and respect for the profession and with an unconditional passion for the native land. Driven and dedicated, they are committed to creating spaces where emotion and life, weaved together with the material world, truly gain meaning.

The dialogue with the client is a fundamental pillar of their work, and therefore they approach each new project individually. Their clients participate and follow them at each step of the way, paying special attention to each one of their demands.

The goal is not just mere architecture, but to go a step further; creating clear and surprising spaces that do not leave one indifferent, transmitting certain values with the aim of inspiring an emotional response beyond plain aesthetics and functionality. They propose to create pure architecture in which the smallest detail has a meaning and where a connection is established with the environment, undisguised and generous, enhancing it and extracting all of its virtues.

That is why their projects reject banal and impersonal architecture, alienated from its surroundings, imposing itself on the landscape instead of blending in. Opting for a deeply rooted architecture which fits in its surroundings and, at the same time, a type of architecture linked to contemporary and current lifestyles. In the Inhabitat Study Houses, quality combines two factors: on one hand, a deep technological knowledge and, on the other hand, an eminently practical side, one of habitability.

 

A series of unique houses

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The possibility of establishing a dialogue with attractive environments, such as the ones selected, is just one of the reasons for launching this series of houses. The other, the great passion of a group of architects for their profession; a commitment expressed in the projects presented here. Twenty-eight sites with a high environmental value due to their views, emplacement, vegetation and surroundings. These unique locations enjoy the combination of sea and woods, enhanced by all the virtues of the Mediterranean landscape.

The objective is established from the very moment each proposal comes up: to build unique houses that respond to each of the chosen sites, providing the most appropriate solutions to the needs of the client and the environment, thus aiming to achieve a perfect, final product. Therefore, special attention has been paid to every detail, designing each plot carefully and studying how the implementation of each dwelling can maintain a dialogue with its physical and cultural environment, using all what is available in the site where it is located.

This would not be possible without the support and trust of the developers who have a firm belief in the importance of good architecture: differentiated, personalized and timeless. Together we attain an emotional architecture, capable of reaching the subtlest aspects of a dwelling. With contemporary construction methods, high-quality and sustainable materials are chosen to enhance the distinctive sites chosen in each of the Inhabitat Study Houses.

 

The Origins 

The term “Study Houses” is taken from the “Case Study Houses” project, an experiment in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day, including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen, A. Quincy Jones, Edward Killingsworth, and Ralph Rapson to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers.

The program ran intermittently from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948 and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. Of the 36 designs, only 28 were built, most in Los Angeles, that is why the Inhabitat Study Houses are limited also to 28 projects.

In documenting the progress of the Case Study Houses, the magazine hoped to encourage public debate around modernism and aimed to inspire the use of new models of building with materials and technology developed during the war years, applying industrial materials to residential properties, especially glass, steel and concrete. The main materials used for the Inhabitat Study Houses are also these, to which the locally sourced dry-stone is added, providing warmth to the buildings and integrating them into the Mediterranean landscape.

In contrast with the Case Study Houses which were planned to be affordable homes, the Inhabitat Study Houses are designed for luxury modern day living, incorporating all the latest technology and resulting in energy efficient and sustainable intelligent homes.

 

The Inhabitat Study Houses are exclusively marketed by Engel & Völkers Calpe and Moraira Offices (Alicante, Spain).

Find out more information about the houses here | inhabitat.eu

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