Guerrero house / Alberto Campo Baeza

© Roland Halbe

Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
Location: Cadiz,
Collaborators: Ignacio Aguirre, Miguel Vela
Project Year: 2005
Project Area: 170 sqm, 400 sqm with Patios
Photographs: Roland Halbe

To build a well-balanced house full of light and shade. We built very tall, 8 meter high, walls around a 33 x 18 meter rectangle and covered the central strip, 9 x 18 meters. We raised the ceiling of the 9 x 9 central square to the same height as the 8 meter high outside walls. To fill this central space with shade, we opened it to the front and back, creating 3 meter deep porches that protect these openings from the sun, tempering the light. To either side, bedrooms and baths.

Floor Plan & Section
© Roland Halbe

In the front courtyard, the entrance to the house, four orange trees mark the central and main axis, flanked by low walls that hide service areas. In the back courtyard, another four orange trees are similarly aligned. And at the end, carved into the ground, a trough like pond stretches from side to side. The house is the construction of a luminous shadow.

© Roland Halbe
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    yes, quite nice. And yet the turegano and gaspar houses remain as his domestic master pieces. He has never done a better house than those two

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    Nice scale of spaces but a bit sad to look at your navel in a seemingly beautiful countryside area…
    Unless I’m missing something? Seems more fitting in a inner city condition.

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    Normally i love white but this is just a bit too much…although it allows for the spaces to be beautiful in a very simplistic way.

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    yeah i would prefer with some openings/correlation with the outside. that pine forest looks pretty amazing, the house is amazing as well and the stark contrast between house and environment is well dramatic but i yeah windows. I probably would have cut a hole in that wall and made that pool 25m instead of 18.

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