The Morales-Ruiz residence is located in Vieques, Puerto Rico, and has a total of 7,454 S.F.
This two story home located in Vieques contains a Spanish revival style as commissioned by the owner. The house was designed with exterior spaces presently on our minds, as the owner wanted a home with many exterior balconies and surfaces which enjoyed the great island weather.
Contributing to the world with environmentally friendly features, a photovoltaic panel system for energy consumption is integrated as part of the design of the Residence. It is capable to feed sufficient energy to be off the grid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Insulated Concrete Form walls as part of the construction system provide uniform air temperatures and reduce energy consumption for cooling inside the residence. Also, a pluvial water collection system is provided as another way to contribute to the environment and consume less potable water.
With a Spanish Revival style and looking to meet the client’s expectations the house is framed with a two story entrance gallery with arcaded balconies that connect the spaces of the residence. An interior patio facilitates a visual communication between all the areas of the house and provides an open space for enhanced ventilation, and illumination. Vegetation and a water fountain soften the patio’s atmosphere and contribute to its ambiance for the family to gather.