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Spanish architectural firm A-cero has inserted another modern concrete home in a modern neighborhood of Madrid Spain. Concrete and the coziness usually associated with a home might not seem to go hand in hand on a regular basis but when it comes to our modern busy lives, concrete can turn out to be the perfect background for a contemporary design. Angular bold edgy lines have been avoided and the curved motion has taken over, molding and shaping an expressive concrete creation. Decorations lack altogether in a vision that allows shape, color and texture to speak for themselves. The grey neutral usual tone of concrete has been replaced by a warmer hue meant to perfectly balance the Spanish climate and surrounding landscape which has been kept to a minimum.
Concrete House in Madrid by A-cero:
“The project is intended to respond to customer needs in terms of distribution, placement and surfaces. Housing is developed on 3 levels, willing to 3 different levels. It has sought the perfect functioning of housing in relation to the needs of the property to adapt to an average gradient field and turning the main rooms of the communal areas of the development, looking for a better use of the views and use of free plot surface.
Access to basement, can be done either from the main area of the house or from the garage directly. We can see two areas, the swimming pool, sports facilities, relax and movies, area of service work, ; be resolved by giving direct access from the garage and connecting it to the ground floor with a staircase landing in the dealer’s work area. In the central area and connected to the garage are the storage stands, without direct lighting and ventilation.
On the ground floor, the hall-dealer that provides access to housing, communicate two distinct areas by an imaginary axis running from east to west, one is the noble zone and the other is the area that complements the first one and gives way to the doorsteps through the main rooms as the bedroom, living room, dining room, office. On the opposite side of this imaginary line, we find the additional rooms, bathrooms, closets, pantry and kitchen. The sports facilities are completed on the outside with a paddle court, linked to housing from the main pedestrian access section of the house.
The pergolas from the porch are made using light weight, solid slabs and on the top of these by metal structure with steel.
The upper floor is visually connect with the lower floor by a double height in which you will find the bedrooms, reserved for distinguished guests, giving them more privacy, with respect to the 3 bedrooms belonging to the family and linked to a library-office and lounge.
The formal solution has been the result of an aesthetic look for categorical volume playing with their own heights and shapes and the surrounding environment.”
Notice how the concrete facade elements shape the home and flex and curve smoothly returning to the green ground.
The architectural expression of the concrete home morphs the exterior spaces in an impressive display.
At night the entire creation is put into perspective and he delicate lights added accentuate the sculptural expression of the concrete home.
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