didier faustino presents the center of the infinite for solo houses
 
didier faustino presents the center of the infinite for solo houses didier faustino presents the center of the infinite for solo houses
jun 02, 2013

didier faustino presents the center of the infinite for solo houses

in continuing the solo houses project whereby architects are invited to create the possible home of the future, didier faustino of mesarchitecture proposes a polygonal residence in the small mountain town of cretas near tarragona of spain. with cantilevered volumes that project out in different directions covering a 360-degree grid, each wing of the house frames a different view and possesses a different function.


interior spaces are redefined by the exterior form, creating new experiences
image © by-encore.com

 

 

the traditional notions of ‘wall’, ‘floor’ and ‘ceiling’ along with the classical vertical layering of spaces is broken, creating more dynamic interior forms and inter-spatial relationships. the ‘floor’ is a more dynamic element in the household, no longer creating a planar threshold between levels but instead acting as more of a specialized stage where an activity can take place and from where you can see other semi-floors and functions. the ‘ceiling’ is partially erased as it blends with the angular walls and glass window. the concept allows the home the freedom to be shaped by its site, forming the convergence of various directed axes towards one single point in the heart of the living spaces. from this interstitial space the user is presented with various angles, qualities of light, and views of the landscape.

 

watch an interview with the architect here (audio in french).


model in the landscape
image courtesy solo houses


night render
image © by-encore.com


section model
image courtesy solo houses

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: poligono 12, parcella n°141, cretas, matarraña, spain
land area: 3.48 hectares
architects: didier fuiza faustino & bureau des mésarchitectures arquitectos asociados
collaborators: tony matias, pascal mazoyer, maÿlis puyfaucher.

  • Seems like salt crystals! Very mineral. Love it

    Ag says:
  • Great little project. I’d be interested to see it built / what compromises surface in its realization.

    Simon says:

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