Housing in Añaza, Tenerife

Europan Competition. Runner-Up


Between cities there are no deserts: instead, there are different forms of landscape colonization and different ways of transforming it. Often these forms show no interest in engaging with the landscape whatsoever: motorways as straight lines crossing through, dwellings placed on the slopes cutting the mountains violently, etc. In the island of Tenerife these operations have often destroyed the existing landscape and our main target is to provide alternatives to this continuing destruction.


We accept the peripheral condition and the topological aspects of the site as a positive fact: the shape of the ground is unique and it determines the final morphology for our proposal. The roof of the building is fixed at level +100, establishing a strong relationship with the dry, rough environment and its spectacular views to the ocean.



Credits: Laura Gil, Dario Assante + The Fautory