a cero: house in avila
a cero: house in avila a cero: house in avila
nov 25, 2010

a cero: house in avila

house in avila by a-cero all photos courtesy a- cero

spanish architectural firm a -cero designed a dwelling of generous proportions, developed over a single storey to facilitate the indoor-outdoor connection. surrounded by meadows, tree groves, chestnut, pine and oak trees and wildlife represented by stags, wild boar and roe deer, the edifice establishes a recognised link with the traditional architecture and vernacular customs. stone, tile, wood have been used in its construction.

the sense of the architecture is to formalise the space and layout of the rooms besides representing a clear tribute to rural villages. the consequence is an open, u-shaped dwelling with a large central courtyard that shares out the uses. the principal wing houses the living rooms, dining room, tv room and children’s and playrooms. in the east wing is the kitchen, laundry room and cellar and in the west wing the master bedroom. semi-independent pavilions house the installations, riding facilities, stables and the guardians’ dwelling. two immense awnings frame the landscape.

through an apt play of symmetries visual perspectives are created. a painstaking study of the light allows it to come in through courtyards, grooves, windows, skylights and façade openings. the courtyards help minimise the conditions of the extreme climate, provide colour, freshness and hold the ponds that reflect the serenity and musicality of the water.  

indoors there is a consistency in its development that offers a serene, private ambience. the house generates its own environment and assimilates the best of what there is.

  • Nothing to say…
    Too much rich… Who needs all this space?

    Gustavo says:
  • yeah absolutely… you got too much money…
    but still, architecture ist a nice way to get rid of it…

    goo says:
  • Yeah !
    I’ve got the giggest catilever in town !

    fran says:
  • It is indeed a huge cantiliver. Probably making up for something…

    JoeMex says:
  • the house is too narrow and the ceiling is too low, the house looks much smaller than it actually is. they should have built a house the same size with a better shape and it would have looked a lot nicer in my opinion. I do like how they didn’t move that rock and built the house around it

    akjs;ldfj says:
  • tiene un alero para acumular arañas y bichos

    pat says:
  • Do they know the word “function”???

    Leé says:
  • muy mala la ambientación. parece ser solo una casa grande. con tantos recursos y hacer esto, es un despropósito. No aporta nada nuevo.

    nicolas says:
  • Its simple lines and beautiful in parts,
    but…. how much does one family need?
    What morality for a child who grows up in this place?
    Rich…. okay
    but as well said already…. ‘too much rich’

    would be interesting to see what this architect could do for
    $ 150 k

    peter says:
  • plans? sections?
    this way you kinda presenting nice pictures for household wifes.

    lsdforkids says:
  • Now if they can only move the wine to the right place. Guess the designer knows nothing about wine.

    rabbitsinblack says:

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