victor lusquiños: olas! beach house
victor lusquiños: olas! beach house victor lusquiños: olas! beach house
sep 09, 2012

victor lusquiños: olas! beach house

‘olas!’ by victor lusquiños, competition finalist image © victor lusquiños

spanish architect victor lusquiños has developed ‘olas!’, a beach house whose form is a striking symbol of the ocean’s waves. upon approaching the back of the project, the facade of the dwelling resembles a protective shell, while the interior is completely open to the landscape and focus views towards the sea, with the horizontal lines of the roof elements emphasize the endless horizon. ceramic tiles define the curving forms as their material properties and construction strategies allow for a durable skin able to bend to nearly any degree, creating an inhabitable interior and hard exterior.

a longitudinally placed pool in the front visually meshes together with the expansive body of water. the restrooms are the only elements that are not exposed, stacked vertically within an enclosed nucleus to optimize the flow of pipes. where the curves do not allow for a livable space, storage components are integrated. in taking and mirroring so many qualities of the ocean, the residence also returns a gift in the form of a large joan miro mural oriented towards the sea.

side entrance image © victor lusquiños

back of the house image © victor lusquiños

second storey joan miro mural image © victor lusquiños

floor plan / level 0 1. swimming pool 2. kitchen/ dining 3. porch 4. entry foyer 5. bathroom 6. stairs 7. living room

floor plan / level 1 8. bedroom 9. bedroom terrace

floor plan / level 2 10. solarium








  • A very one-dimensional concept that looks more like a stand for a fair. I suppose this is a render.

    Airborne says:
  • Wow. This looks like a second-year architecture student’s project.

    customery says:
  • I\’m no expert like Mr. Second Year but I love this completely.

    michaelhigh says:
  • If this is only a second year project then give the man an “A” and sign his diploma early. This is a wonderful example of infusing with the environment while remaining practical in form and function. Well done!

    Amanda Lynn Case says:

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