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The interior is comprised of four evenly spaced modules. Each module has its own function, starting with the loggia, the living-room with the entrance, the adjacent dining-room, and the bedroom. The side rooms are subordinate to the specific areas, such as the bathroom belonging to the bedroom.

The gaps resulting from the arrangement of the rooms contribute to the house design and, on the other hand, serve as so-called air gaps providing natural lighting, ventilation, pre-warming the air in the winter and passive cooling through cross-ventilation in summer.

Furthermore, modularity also allows for adaptation to different climatic conditions. For a subtropical climate, as it is in Madrid, the last of the three gaps was implemented in a special form, based on historical desert architecture. These gap projects over the building containing the so-called energy tower. It cites the motive of the ventilation towers placed in regions where it is hot and dry. The interplay of wind and evaporative cooling creates a pleasant indoor climate.

Apart from this climate gap, the facades of the living module are closed towards the East and West. Both sides of the building have various functions in the interior. The west side is occupied with furniture storage, while the east provides an extension to the interior. This extension includes functional areas, such as kitchen and bathroom.

A cupboard zone separates this area from the lounge area and serves both the living room and adjoining room. A clear interior structure becomes apparent in the north-south direction. The interior is divided by the aforementioned energy tower in two areas: in the large living area spanning across two modules and the more private bedroom area in the north.