The house is situated in a lot which has the form of a rectangular triangle, with its hypotenuse bordering the sea. The Sa Caleta Point juts into the sea forming a table land four meters above the sea level. This tableland is covered with pines, a pine wood which has been conserved in order to protect the gardens behind it from the easterly winds.
This coast of low cliffs, formed of limestone in yellow abd earthen-colored layers, punctuated by beaches in small embayments eroded from the cliffs, is characteristic of this part of the island of Ibiza.
At present the shoreline is used as a walkway between the beaches and the village. The town government foresees making the coastal zone a seaside promenade. But since it is already used as such, it will not be necessary to do much construction to adapt it, and even less to fit if out with balaustrades, iron street-lamps, drainage pavements, or planters.
We think it more fitting that the native shrubs should serve to define the boundaries between propierties and the esplanade, rather than constructing enclosures.
The program of the house is that of a single-family dwelling with three bedrooms. The first sketches to begin to define it were done over a lot plan which showed all the pines of the area in which we were thinking of siting the house. The house has a single floor, in the form of an L, which gives onto a patio orientated toward the sea. This patio is itself, in turn, delimitated by walls which leave spaces through which one sees the immediate environs, with pines and shrubs, as well as the more distant landscape, with vistas of the coast and the horizon. At the same time, these walls give privacy with respect to passersby walking along the shore.
To augment the privacy, and to increase the view slightly, the house and patio are raised some 60cm. Above ground level. In spite of the precision with which we had located the pines, we did not take into account the fact that one was twisted, which resulted in our having to bend one wall of the patio to fit the angle of the pine.