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Concrete House II / A-cero

  • 01:00 - 2 August, 2010
Concrete House II / A-cero
Concrete House II / A-cero, ©  Luis H. Segovia
©  Luis H. Segovia

©  Luis H. Segovia ©  Luis H. Segovia ©  Luis H. Segovia ©  Luis H. Segovia +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain
  • Architects

    Joaquin Torres Architects
  • Partner In Charge

     Rafael Llamazares
  • Interiors

     A-cero
  • Contractor

     Helio Construcciones
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The architecture studio A-cero presents one of its last works about a big single-family house. It takes place in the outskirts of Madrid on a 5,000 m2 plot. It is a single storey building and it has a 1,600 m2 built surface.

©  Luis H. Segovia
©  Luis H. Segovia

The first sensation that this house produces when people go into the plot is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and vegetable ramps that extend up to the roof. They are dyed in dark gray and contain, between them, vegetation areas that seem to climb towards the sky. The house´s façade show a spectacular organic view of the whole house and so even the hard concrete shows its most kind face.

©  Luis H. Segovia
©  Luis H. Segovia

The back front of the house is totally opened towards the garden where the lounge, dining room, library, study and bedrooms are. In this façade the wide windows, the volumes set and the projections (made of concrete too enhance. These elements cover the several house´s porches. The large window of the main lounge hides itself automatically in order to make this stay completely opened to the exterior areas.

©  Luis H. Segovia
©  Luis H. Segovia

The plot includes also an elegant garden, a small lake and a padel track.

©  Luis H. Segovia
©  Luis H. Segovia

The ecological aspect is very in this A-cero´s work: the façade and the roof have the main ecological roles because they are covered with low consume vegetation. Furthermore on the house´s roof has been implemented a renewable energy system made of wide surfaces with solar tubular collectors who allow that the energy autonomy of the house.

©  Luis H. Segovia
©  Luis H. Segovia
Cite: "Concrete House II / A-cero" 02 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/71137/concrete-house-ii-a-cero/>
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Nicklas Anchersen · June 06, 2012

“@archijoshure: http://t.co/0nTu78U8 Pretty sweet. #concrete #architecture" you&#39re so cute when you try to be serious

Joshua J. Thomson · June 06, 2012

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Ruaa F.Makki · October 11, 2011

I think it's unusual architecture because of using and focsing on two colors the grey concrete and the green steps which they gives great variation in sense of looking at it and gives a sharp view from exterior.

ariana roberts · March 06, 2011

every inch of this magnificent home is very attention-grabbing...it'd be hard to miss this!

Hector Bermudez · March 05, 2011

looks like a bunker (maybe that was the intention)

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omta · August 19, 2010

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Mies van der Rohe · August 09, 2010

Concrete House II / A-cero http://bit.ly/9RBCgF A little overdone but nice plan. Gotta love the tron-like garage.

Thaía Reyes · August 06, 2010

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Kiko · August 04, 2010

everything money can buy...

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Case · August 03, 2010

The trees look uncomfortable...

Amanda · August 03, 2010

The design has Grollos beach house at Phillip Island Australia written all over it. Was the architects DCM?

Luiza Zielinski Otto · August 03, 2010

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Trevdor · August 02, 2010

I really like the individual spaces as pictured. Well done aesthetically, and a good atmosphere. Overall though, the building seems a bit labyrinthine and not very cohesive. The exterior seems harsh and sharp, almost the exact opposite of the pictured interior spaces. Overall a good project IMO, but a bit overly large.

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esc · August 02, 2010

Well the project seems very well executed, but I think there are to many lines in the kitchen. In such a small space having the range/island, the hood, one of the countertops, and the dining table creating multiple opposing lines is a bit distracting.

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Axe · August 02, 2010

I think there are some very strong lines in the floorplan that make up the "front" (literally) of the house. They make a very powerful statement, like knife cuts in the surroundings; either scaring away unwelcome passers by or opening up towards visitors.

But I do not get the same feeling from the open backside of the building. At least not from these pictures.

The two sides seem like two very different ideas, joint like siamese twins by the hint at an underground bunker.

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