MH 4+5, Madliena, Malta
From the Architects:
Situated on a high prominent ridge in Malta, Madliena Heights 04+05 is a program of two family living units. The building is divided into three levels with each functioning as distinct living, sleeping and leisurely spaces. A watchtower built around the 18th century is present on the same site and therefore a clean, pure form was preferred to create only a subtle addition to the area. Importance is given to the orientation of the site complementing the existing topological landscape but is also designed in a way to enhance sea views and sunsets towards the north, and watchtower views to the west. The resulting form uses subtle cuts that highlight focal points both within and outside the site.