* Residential Architecture: Memory House by A-cero, Joaquin Torres Architects
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 26 July 2012
Residential Architecture: Memory House by A-cero, Joaquin Torres Architects: “..a home located in a residential complex in northern Madrid (Spain). The house is located in a rectangular plot of 2,800 m2, where there are plenty of pines and oaks. Since A-cero aims to preserve these Mediterranean species, the housing project pretends to live with them so much so that both embrace in the facade. The low slope plot follows the existing urban parameters with the curving shapes characteristic of the Studio..The house is built of ventilated stone white marble real cream combined with bamboo wood, giving it character and sobriety. Inside, the spaces are wide and full of light in every room of the house. For the floor, A-cero chooses a cream polished marble for the living room and an Havanna oak for the bedrooms..Suggestive forms of architecture are introduced into the interior of the house thanks to a furniture design with plenty of curves. We have to highlight the kitchen, with an A-cero design that follows the thread of the project. The finishing is made of wood and White Corian. The furniture in the house combines the A-cero designed ones with other elements chosen by the property, where simplicity and elegance are the general trend. The white color, flooding the room, is mixed with warmer tones in browns and grays..The distribution of the house is done in three levels. The first floor has three en suite bedrooms, while the ground floor houses a large living room, a guest toilet, kitchen with storage area, and a spacious master bedroom with dressing room. In the basement floor is situated the garage, service area and other facilities..On the outside, A-cero respects the existing vegetation on the plot and makes a pool with changing room..” Extensive glazing, natural light; rectilinear geometry for the front elevation, curvilinear geometry for the rear elevation; interesting materiality..
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