Towards the north, the Moraleja Residence is structured through a series of volumes with turned back façades and slanted roofs that penetrate in the forest clearings. The overhanging volume of the family room on the first floor acts as an entrance canopy, inviting guests to enter the house.
Jose Luis Gahona and Juan Rodríguez-Villa founded darro18 arquitectos in 2001 after a successful career in Rafael Moneo’s Office in Madrid. Since 2013, Jose Luis Gahona has been the principal of darro18. As it has been from the outset, the office strives for exceptional design while providing a thorough and constant personal service.
Over the years, darro18 arquitectos has entered many large scale competitions, winning several first prizes and mentions. As a result, the office has grown with a variety of projects including retail, exclusive homes, housing blocks, and large scale urban projects. After 15 years of practice darro18 arquitectos maintains the original spirit of high quality architecture with attention to the last detail.
darro18 arquitectos establishes a strong bond with the client, providing consultation to the client’s needs and implementing all the necessary adjustments to the project. darro18 arquitectos offers project and technical management from the design phase to final construction, coordinating structural and technical engineers, landscape architects, and general contractors in order to achieve a final product of the very highest quality.