The Immersion corral is in a plateau at the edge of the white tuff and limestone cliffs which characterize the Southern coast of the island. Here the senses are bombarded by the presence of the raw natural elements: the sounds of the sea, the intensity of the sun and the wind, and the broad views of a horizon framed by geological formations.
The 170 m2 building on this plateau is organized around exterior courtyards which are used to funnel and control the prevailing winds and provide passive ventilation. The mass is defined by volumes that step down to blend visually with the natural slopes of the area. The exterior shell of the building is articulated by the stacking, coursing and stepping of long limestone blocks which have low heat conductivity and provide excellent thermal protection. Furthermore, like the cliffs, the material ages naturally changing appearance during the seasons.
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