After returning to his native Europe, a Frenchman who had been living in Tokyo falls in love with a house that catches his eye from the pages of a magazine at the dentist’s office in Paris. He writes down its name: Can Gadja by architect Jaime Romano.
Later, he asks for advice about architects in Spain to a friend who works for Bouygues construction company. His friend names two people. One of them is Jaime Romano.
The client’s attitude is something to be highlighted in certain projects. Absolute confidence and no rush. Casa Altea was developed over time –no pressure at all– by Jaime Romano and Peruvian architect Augusto Román. In the end, the architecture enhanced the place.
An old house existed already, nestled among the pines. It’s on the edge of the mountain, where two slopes meet, in a dense urbanization with gigantic ‘monsters’ huddling behind. The whole scene was crying out for a topographic survey to play with the inclines of the terrain.