Located in the village of Matanzas, Casa Kuvo was designed using simple, geometric forms and has a largely white palette to complement its coastal site.
At 70 square metres, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house spans two levels. At six metres in height, width and depth, it was designed to be perfectly cubic.
Its cubic form was a result of "extreme rationalization" by Stanaćev Granados in order to maximise floor space.
The south- and west-facing facades of the building, which face powerful winds and nearby neighbours, are more closed-off with smaller and fewer windows for privacy.
The north- and east-facing facades feature large, square windows and a sliding glass door that open to the ocean and a vegetated ravine behind the site.
An elongated concrete wall stretches out from the back of the house and ends in a bench to create a pseudo-patio.
Three exterior storage closets were placed next to the front door and blend seamlessly with the facade.
It is clad in a monochrome white vertical pine wood siding, which the studio said gives the house an overall appearance that is "rather abstract and barren".
The white colour was chosen to reflect the bright sun and allow the structure to disappear into the mist on overcast, foggy days.
On the interior, utilities, storage, and the staircase were placed along the perimeter "like a clock" to open up the central space on each floor.
At ground level, the house contains a small kitchen, bathroom, and a living area with a wood stove.
An atrium was tucked into one corner that spans both levels of the house and is topped with a skylight.
On the ground-level ceiling, the opening was covered with netting for safety and visual connectivity.
Two bedrooms and an additional bathroom were placed on the second floor, each equipped with square windows of varying dimensions and heights.
At ground level, the studio designed the staircase to be confined, accessed by a narrow opening in the living room wall.
As it ascends, the stair opens up, with windows placed alongside it and a generous landing and skylight placed above. An additional skylight was placed in the upstairs bathroom.
Concrete floors were used for the ground level, while the upper level was made using light wood flooring. Planed wood panelling treated with a white stain was used for the interior of the house.
The ceilings feature exposed beams, which provide additional height throughout the relatively small structure.
The photography is by Manu Granados.