Casa IV by Mesura
Located in the countryside around the city of Elche in Spain, Casa IV is an inspiring brick home designed in 2015 by Mesura.
About Casa IV
The Vision Behind IV House
MESURA’s design of the IV House stands as a testament to meticulous planning, drawing inspiration from both its setting and specific demands.
A Canvas in the Countryside
Nestled in the countryside near Elche, the IV House confronts a sweltering, humid climate and stark landscape. An existing home sits at the plot’s heart, surrounded by ambiguous spaces lacking cohesion and a fluid indoor-outdoor connection.
Strategic Spatial Design
The primary goal? Introduce a new volume to define exterior spaces. This addition creates a dynamic interplay between the new structure, the original home, and the pool. Moreover, distinct spaces emerge, each attuned to factors like climate, sunlight, sightlines, topography, and local flora.
At the IV House’s core lie foundational elements: structure, human scale, modulation, and ambiance. These factors seamlessly meld into two architectural systems: Walls + Vaults and service packs.
Commitment to Precision
The IV House’s true triumph? Mastery over every centimeter (about 0.39 inches) of its outcome. Hours of rigorous planning and industry research paved the way. The result? Precision-engineered mechanisms, clear installation views, respect for an existing tree, and impeccable carpentry and hardware details.
Photography courtesy of Mesura
Visit Mesura- by Matt Watts