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Country House In Zamora / Javier de Antón

  • Architects: Javier de Antón
  • Location: Zamora, Spain
  • Architects: Javier de Antón
  • Area: 110.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Esau Acosta

© Esau Acosta © Esau Acosta © Esau Acosta © Esau Acosta

From the architect. Relationship with the surrounding

© Esau Acosta
© Esau Acosta

The plot is shaped like the trunk of a long pyramid in plan, it is almost flat and it measures 2 ha. It is divided in two parts, one, on the north side, covered by a vineyard, and the other, on the lower south side, where there are both deciduous (chestnuts, walnuts) and evergreen trees (pines and Holm oaks).

© Esau Acosta
© Esau Acosta

The dwelling is placed in the centre of the plot, dividing it in two like a diaphragm. It is a pure concrete box opened in the middle, where the living is placed, by two large French doors (9 x 2,5 m) in both North and South faces which allow a complete transparency that visually connects the vineyard with the trees.

© Esau Acosta
© Esau Acosta

Composition

Two interior elements, bathrooms, installations and kitchen, divide the house in a living room at the centre and two bedrooms, one on each end.

© Esau Acosta
© Esau Acosta

The openings in the concrete volume form two visual axis shaped like a cross, one transversal across the living and another longitudinal that links the bedrooms.

© Esau Acosta
© Esau Acosta

At the same time, the pool area, intersected with the volume of the house, enhances the continuity between the inside and the outside.

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