This project for An imaginary house for Silence, by Dellekamp Arquitectos, reflects an enduring interest in creating a space that is formed by a close relationship with nature, where one can live intimately in the natural world. The house emerges from the essence of the forest, where towering trees surround and protect the body, creating a magical environment of dappled light in the quiet solitude of nature. By our human weakness, we are moved to leave a contemplative and tranquil mark on the site. Like a cloister, characterized by its intimacy and purity, the structure thoughtfully concentrates the elements and the surrounding environment in an architectural space. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Visual axes penetrate the space, establishing direct contact with the exterior through openings in the volumes. The interchange between closed and open creates uninterrupted views of the pristine surroundings. Sliding glass doors and partially enclosed spaces like courtyards create a fluid space, also offering protection from the elements while allowing for direct visual contact with the outside.
The pool is an additional element that supports a variety of ways to enjoy the elements, providing an intimate experience that is as refreshing as it is tranquil. The water itself creates a mirror that reflects the images of the place, making them part of the atmosphere in the house.
The horizontal organization of the volumes makes it possible to form a concentrated space that creates a range of relationships to the outside by using shadow, shelter and varying heights.
The program of the house is marked by the intimate spaces of the bedrooms, which are elevated, and an open living space with big openings. The construction materials are also chosen in terms of simplicity while expressing qualities of purity and utility.
Architect: Dellekamp Arquitectos Team leader: Derek Dellekamp Team: Carlos Zimbrón, Daniel Carlson Renders: Carlos Zimbrón Program: Single Family House Status: Project Date: 2010 Construction Area: 258m2