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Diego Morell-Perea

Diego Morell-Perea

New York, NY, US

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Monserrate House
Monserrate House

Monserrate House

The search for economy and the exploitation of the potentials of a site overlooking the ocean, yielded a design that shifts where the typical location of a terrace in the rear of the home would usually be, to the roof of it without sacrificing the visual field between guests in the living room and roof terrace; maximizing the panoramic experience of the view.  The houses layout and window patterns are designed for maximum micro-ventilation according to activity, with the potential of macro-ventilation of the whole.  The roof angles and orientations are catered for rainwater harvesting and yearly maximum solar recollection, as well as self shading capabilities of the facade. 

 
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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Isabela, Puerto Rico

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