Country House In Zamora / Javier de Antón

© Esau Acosta

Architects: Javier de Antón
Location: Zamora,
Project area: 110 sqm
Project year: 2005
Photographs: Esau Acosta

© Esau Acosta

Relationship with the surrounding

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).


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


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

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

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

Cite: "Country House In Zamora / Javier de Antón" 19 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • up_today_arch

    easy and perfect… one more spanish real minimalism…

  • David

    minimalism? again? I would say a boring Spanish sculpture…

  • alberto

    que soseria, crisis economica o crisis de ideas?