Spanish architecture firm A-cero have designed a house in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain.
+ Project description courtesy of A-cero
The house is hided behind a harmonious sculptural set of curved walls made of stone dark granite and marble travertino that seem to emerge from a big water plate arranged in the house entry.
In addition to the beauty of this structure, it offers a high grade of privacy and tact between the exterior (street) and the house. Other more, this structure goes to the back part, as a front, where is a natural, clear and kind scenery.
This block disposition and the house plot (a descending slope towards a lake) are used to distribute the house in two plants: a high floor, with exterior access, and a low floor. Both of them are looking to a wide terrace with a pergola and to the garden house.
In the high plant, we find a very wide and luminous hall provided with natural light for top skylights, and with two plates of waters dominated by two bronze lions. In addition it is used to lead to the kitchen, wine vault, dining room, lounge, office – library, and to the most private area: the principal bedroom, dressing-room, bath, interior swimming pool and small gymnasium. Also we find the stairs that descend to the low floor where there are a games lounge and a movies room, kids and guests bedrooms and the service area with two bedrooms in suite and with a wide area for the housework. All the house rooms are provided with wide large windows in a dark safety glass. These windows (that also works as doors) and a lot of house elements are completely computerized and motorized: lighting, safety, blinds, air conditioning … everything is centralized.
The high floor communicates with a terrace. In the lounge the access to outside is made by a long large window that provides a continuity sensation from the interior space to outside.
This terrace is covered by a pergola made of an aluminium structure that supports the sculptural premeditation of the building.
In one of the side parts of the garden, there is a relaxation area with a pond of Buddhist inspiration.
+ Project credits / data
AUTHOR of the project: A-cero, Joaquin Torres architects – Joaquín Torres (director), Rafael Llamazares (architect partner, collaborator)
Project: House in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid “Vivienda 42”
Location: Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid “Vivienda 42”, Spain
Date of project: October 2006
Date of termination: April 2009
Photographer: Ferran Silva (A-cero)
Gardening/ landscaping: Luis Vallejo