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House in Casa de Campo / A-cero

  • 01:00 - 27 December, 2009
House in Casa de Campo / A-cero
House in Casa de Campo / A-cero, © Fernando Manosalvas
© Fernando Manosalvas

© Fernando Manosalvas © Fernando Manosalvas © Fernando Manosalvas © Fernando Manosalvas +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dominican Republic
  • Architects

    A-cero / Joaquin Torres
  • Collaborator

    Rafael Llamazares
  • Gardening/ Landscaping

    A-cero / Aybar
  • Construction

    Arena Gorda
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. 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.

© 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.

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.

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Claudio Vásquez · November 10, 2010

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Arsitek Trisakti 00 · September 26, 2010

rumah di tepian pantai -->

chenlu98 · February 01, 2010

I like it!

VIMOLFE · July 20, 2010 02:12 PM


Phillipe · January 10, 2010

Very impressive . I really liked it.

luiz florence · January 08, 2010

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)

Malcolm DeWittle · January 07, 2010

Too bad architecture isn't about beauty anymore.

fortes · January 06, 2010

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.

Kevin · December 31, 2009

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

leon · December 31, 2009

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

flipo · December 31, 2009

Inglés de garrafón y arquitectura de garrafón

titisnurabadi · December 30, 2009

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

Carlos · December 29, 2009

Vaya castaña

diggler · December 29, 2009

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

Nicholas Patten · December 28, 2009

I&#39d Live Here: House in Casa de Campo.

Nick Downes · December 28, 2009

RT @archdaily: House in Casa de Campo / A-cero <Breathtaking night photograph here>

Elver Gun · December 28, 2009

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...


Milan · December 29, 2009 02:43 AM

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

Arquipablo · December 28, 2009


great architect · December 28, 2009

yet again ... i'm bored
maybe if it was 1950's

Chas · December 28, 2009

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.

Juliano Teixeira · December 28, 2009

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

Andrew Geber · December 28, 2009 07:53 PM

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

Milan · December 28, 2009

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

oso · December 28, 2009

nice skatepark

james · December 28, 2009

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."

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shreyank · December 28, 2009

corbusier will be very happy to see this....

Primi · January 15, 2010 08:03 AM

Exactly... remind me to Corbu's Chandigarh and Ronchamp

Frederic Louis · December 29, 2009 07:06 PM

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


Lin · December 28, 2009 07:49 PM


james · December 28, 2009 10:37 AM

I was thinking it looks like Ronchamp.


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