Holiday Dwelling Ca’ Catay
José Ramón Oller
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ElementBrandProduct Name
Aluminun CarpentryCortizo
COR 2000
Sanitary equipmentsRoca
Ceramic TilesPamesa Cerámica
Paintjotun
ManufacturersKerakoll Design
Electrical mechanisms Simon PLAYSIMON

Product Spec Sheet
Aluminun Carpentry
COR 2000 by Cortizo
Sanitary equipments
by Roca
Ceramic Tiles
Paint
by jotun
Manufacturers
Electrical mechanisms Simon PLAY
by SIMON

Holiday Dwelling Ca’ Catay

Equipo Olivares Arquitectos as Architects

Facing a breathtakingly panoramic view on  the edge of  the road that links  the villages of Hermigua and Agulo on  the island of La Gomera, Catay is a simple holiday home. The house looks east, taking in views of the ocean and of the outline of Tenerife island, crowned by the imposing  presence  of mount Teide. The plan in U celebrates an outdoor‐facing lifestyle that extends the recreational space.

photo_credit José Ramón Oller
José Ramón Oller
photo_credit José Ramón Oller
José Ramón Oller

The  volume is simple, featuring no grand gestures, yet embracing a certain modernism. Coated with a discreet materiality, this elemental architecture fits into a hillside that faces the salty  horizon. The white  tile‐scaled skin secures bright protection against the sea  breeze. An access ramp seals it off from the ground, improving comfort by easing air circulation under the flooring.

photo_credit José Ramón Oller
José Ramón Oller
photo_credit José Ramón Oller
José Ramón Oller

As for the main interior space, few decisions were made. These included smooth concrete floors, white Formica boards for woodwork, and an enormous jar‐shaped fishing net.  

photo_credit José Ramón Oller
José Ramón Oller
photo_credit José Ramón Oller
José Ramón Oller

A tightened net stretches out at the same level as the window that bends and breaks the edge of the open space. It does this at the precise height where one can appreciate the volcano, just glimpsed through the appropriate framing.

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Team:
Architects: Javier Pérez-Alcalde Schwartz
Fernando Aguarta García
Surveyors: José Floreal Martínez Bermúdez
Province: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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