Architects: A-cero / Joaquin Torres
Location: Dominican Republic
Collaborator: Rafael Llamazares
Gardening/ landscaping: A-cero / Aybar
Construction: Arena Gorda
Project Year: 2006-2009
Photographs: Fernando Manosalvas
The benign climate that prevails during the whole year in the Caribbean island, as well as the situation of the plot of 7.000 sqm first coast line, they determine in advance the project executed by A-cero Studio.
With a singular architectural idea and a certain level of risky, peculiar of the team that Joaquin Torres directs. There appear two blocks well separated from that there arises a game of curved volumes that look for the vertical position from the covering.
The housing is projected by demand of program of needs of the client, in only one plant. There is dressed the whole house of an indigenous stone of Coralline of clear tones (white – beige) that, to part of the proper quality of the material, a visual aspect that prospers with the abundant solar light, and the marine reference.
From the principal access, the house seems to hide behind an attainment of curved walls that believe a sculptural set. In the middle, a big door of two sheets in wood leads to the housing. The whole housing has crossed ventilation, this way to be able to make use of all the advantages of the Caribbean climate especially the sea breeze.