VILLA ALBANI ENCINITAS, SAN DIEGO, USA (2004)

situated at the top of a cliff over the pacific ocean and on two levels, the villa is designed as a large observatory over the sea. the lower level, a dark-concrete sleeper, contains the entrance and the bedrooms. the social areas are on the suspended, fully wood-lined upper lever. a vast external terrace projects itself as a vast console over the cliff, thereby making the relationship with the sea more intense and dramatic.