A wall house conceived as an inhabitable garden
The residence, curvilinear and intertwined, is born in opposition to the banality of the architecture and suburban landscape of Alicante. Surrounded by walls, the house is almost completely introverted. The context is characterized by a lack of singular elements and urban quality. The flat landscape has been invaded in a few years by the "pepitos", single-family houses typical of the sprawl.
Closed off within its irregularly shaped limits, Casa Toto is composed of a broad variety of spaces and paths. Patios, gardens, terraces and domestic environments – made of concrete, glass and wood – blend to form hybrid and labyrinthine areas. The home is a place to get lost.
The structure also houses a creative workshop and exhibition spaces, where the client can welcome guests and display his works. The direct relationship with nature and outdoor spaces is possible thanks to the warm climate of Alicante, which has an average temperature of 19°C during the year.
A house must develop with the time. We conceived Casa Toto as a changing laboratory, a place of continuous experimentation, a venue for exhibitions and parties.
It is capable of evolving, and it grows up with their habitants. This house is an inhabited garden.