Tegoyo I is a sweet elongated home in Las Palmas, Spain, designed in conversation with its stunning volcanic surroundings. A project by Spain-born, Berlin-based architects Nestor Perez Batista, the home mixes local stone, wood, clay, lime, cement and glass. Big windows in every room frame natural views and let sunlight inundate the interiors.
Tegoyo I is a residential, multi unit housing in La Geria, a wine area west of the National Park Timanfaya in Las Palmas. It sits within a farm complex that combines residency with agricultural activity called ‘Finca’. Its rugged aesthetics combine local materials such as stone, wood, clay and lime, but also glass for the windows and cement for the flooring.
The home’s interiors shelter several rooms spread out along the east-west longitudinal axis of the building, with proportions and heights adapted to the specific uses. There is a kitchen and two suites, each comprising a sleeping area, a bath and sitting area from where to appreciate the volcanoes. The apertures emphasize the feeling of openness and transparency, connecting the indoors-outdoors. The floors are covered with durable grey concrete which mimics the earthy tones of the volcanic Spanish landscape where the home sits.