ummo estudio embeds cave home into limestone rock
 

ummo estudio embeds cave home into limestone rock

 

embedded right into the foothills of sierra morena in spain, ‘casa tierra’ is carved right into the sloping strata of limestone that also forms the various geological features known to the cuevas del pino estate. inside the hidden cave retreat, the characteristics and rough texture of the calcarenite stone is apparent and celebrated throughout. the interior spaces are sculpted around this natural formation and the results is a strong sense of enclosure combined with spacious, natural light filled spaces.

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the scheme developed by ummo estudio is created as a fluid and continuous dialogue between pre-existing and the new architecture. a sympathetic response is addressed by the fact that the intervention seeks proximity to the stone, rather than direct contact. thus, a peaceful abode featuring new elements including a marble floor, glass openings, stone details and the addition of hand-crafted furniture adds watch to the unique spatial experience.

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inside the cave house, the spaces sit beneath irregular rock ceiling

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walls inserted provide partitioning for the bathroom and bedroom

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despite being in a cave, the carefully allocated windows let amples of light inside

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concrete and marble flooring has been added

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the characteristics and rough texture of the calcarenite stone is apparent and celebrated throughout

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the architects designed bespoke interventions for the home

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stone tiling juxtapose with the existing rock

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the architects created a new spatial experience that manages to value the tectonic nature of the area

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the home is set at the foothills of sierra morena

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‘casa tierra’ by ummo estudio is available to stay at, look at the house here

 

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  • Clearly the perfect home for a wealthy hermit. My wife would say; “It’s always dusty in here!” Unique. Good idea.

    Jim

    JimCan

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