Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Somosaguas House by A-cero Architects
















A new house has been built by spanish architecture firm A-cero Architects, directed by Joaquin Torres in the Madrid outskirts that synthesizes the evolution of the studio’s signature design language and its technical experimentation over the last years.

The house can be aesthetically inscribed in the series of projects made by the studio since its international expansion, in places like the Dominican Republic and Dubai, presenting a greater spatial complexity and and use of shapes that underlines the relation between A-cero’s architecture and contemporary sculpture.






















At first impression the house clearly shows its intentions, with the dominance of stylized curves and bold shapes that relate harmonically to its natural context while keeping a clearly modern character.















The horizontal shapes pile up one on another, creating a stratified building that seems to emerge from the earth like a natural formation, the fa├žades are treated with a texturized dark concrete, completing the mineral analogy. In this capacity of being at once natural in its matter and artificial in its forms, the house reminds of the work of minimalist sculptors like David Nash, or a piece of land art.

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