House in Casa de Campo / A-cero

© Fernando Manosalvas
© Fernando Manosalvas

Architects: A-cero / Joaquin Torres
Location:
Collaborator: Rafael Llamazares
Gardening/ landscaping: / Aybar
Construction: Arena Gorda
Project Year: 2006-2009
Photographs: Fernando Manosalvas

© Fernando Manosalvas © Fernando Manosalvas © Fernando Manosalvas © 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.

elevation 01
elevation

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.

© Fernando Manosalvas
© Fernando Manosalvas

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.

floor plan
floor plan
© Fernando Manosalvas
© Fernando Manosalvas

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.

Cite: "House in Casa de Campo / A-cero" 27 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=44635>
  • shreyank

    corbusier will be very happy to see this….

    • james

      I was thinking it looks like Ronchamp.

    • Lin

      hahahha……right,

    • http://www.fredericlouis.be Frederic Louis

      Definitely inspired by Le Corbusier’s buildings in Chandigarh, India: The Assembly Building:

      http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/38/116038-004-D55EF67C.jpg

    • Primi

      Exactly… remind me to Corbu’s Chandigarh and Ronchamp

      • Kresimir Fiscur

        I agree with you, but all world arhitecture with glass, have origin in Bauhaus and Mies v. d. Rohe. Anyhow, Ronchamp is wondwerfool church isnt it?

  • james

    Too bad the “curved walls” have gravel in front of them. They would make excellent wall-rides… you know, for skateboarding.

    Side note: This sounds really funny,”The housing is projected by demand of program of needs of the client, in only one plant.”

    of of of

  • oso

    nice skatepark

  • Milan

    Oscar Niemeyer will be happy to! :)Beautiful art!

  • Juliano Teixeira

    too sculpturesque in my opinion. 60-70 years ago this would be innovative in a way.

    • http://www.sunflowerdesigns.hu/ Andrew Geber

      what the hell is wrong with people these days?
      good architecture SHOULD be sculpturesque!!!

  • Chas

    although normally I wouldn’t be a fan of the “skateboard ramp” style, in this case it really seems to fit the context. the house really seems to become part of the beach.

    I do worry about how this house will stand up to an extreme weather event. All that glass and the airfoil roofs doesn’t seem like a good place to be during a hurricane (does Dominican Republic get hurricanes?). I have to assume that the designers took this into account and that there is structure and reinforcement within the shell so that everything is protected.

  • great architect

    yet again … i’m bored
    maybe if it was 1950′s

  • Arquipablo

    wawww!

  • Elver Gun

    My concern is how to protect the raw concrete roof against the mildew, fungus etc… I will need to see a picture of the house 5 years from now…

    am

    • Milan

      I think it’s made from some kind of marble!

  • http://twitter.com/fineproperties/status/7127448703 Nick Downes

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  • diggler

    rehash of 1950′s…nothing really new or experimental here, just more expensive than the 50′s.

  • Carlos

    Vaya castaña

  • titisnurabadi

    agree with you guys, this is how if Mr. Le Corbusier get married with Oscar niemeyer, anyway i like it !

  • flipo

    Inglés de garrafón y arquitectura de garrafón

  • leon

    for skateboarding, haha the only acceptable reason of the curve~

  • Kevin

    Looks like a new level in the latest Tony Hawk skate game. Level “Le Corbu”…

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  • fortes

    i cant see what is wrong… corbusier and niemeyer should be a very good source of inspiration for everyone. a very beautiful piece of architecture.

  • Malcolm DeWittle

    Too bad architecture isn’t about beauty anymore.

  • http://www.23s.com.br luiz florence

    It’s hard not to admit that this house makes a nice spot to nice beach sunsets. I tend to like nicely organized plans such as this. but the construction could take advantadge of that (I believe this is all cast on situ)

  • Phillipe

    Very impressive . I really liked it.

  • chenlu98

    I like it!

    • VIMOLFE

      THE IMAGES AR ALL RENDER!!!

  • JIGSTER

    I DONT KNOW WHY PEOPLE STILL SAY ITS INSPIRED DESIGN FROM CORBUSIER!!
    THIS COULD BE ONE’S OWN THOUGHT!!
    USING CERTAIN FORMS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ARE COPIED,IT MAY BE SELF DEVELOPED.

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