The Memory House is another powerful project adding to the impressive portfolio of architecture studio A-cero, led by Joaquin Torres & Rafael Llamazares. The residence was carefully embedded within the pines and oaks “inhabiting” the construction site and displays a bold exterior, defined by white marble, bamboo wood and curving shapes.
The architects would like to make connection between the house and these Mediterranean species. This house seems to be a building which lives together with them. Every room of this house will obtained sufficient natural light. It is caused by ventilation which is made of bamboo wood. This material makes this house own its own characteristic. The floor is made of marbles which have been polished with a cream. This kind of material is applied for the floor in the living room. Meanwhile, the floor for bedroom is made of Havanna oak.
Dressed stone Marble ventilated real cream white, combined with bamboo wood gives it character and sobriety. Inside, the spacious light-filled spaces are the common denominator in each room of the house.
In choosing a marble floor polishing cream for the living room and oak Havanna in rooms. Suggestive forms of architecture are introduced into the interior of the house with furniture design with abundant curves. Stresses the kitchen, A-cero design that follows the theme of the project. The finishes are wood and white Corian.
The furniture in the home furniture combines A-cero in with other elements chosen by the property. The simplicity and elegance are the tone inside. The floods that stays white mixed with warmer tones in brown and gray.
The distribution of housing is in three levels. A top floor which houses three bedrooms en suite. A ground floor houses a large dining room, toilet, kitchen with storage area, and the spacious master bedroom with dressing. Already in the lower floor is located the garage, service area with office and facilities.
The architecture studio A-cero, led by Joaquin Torres & Rafael Llamazares, presents one of its last unifamiliar housing projects. It is a home located in a residential complex in northern Madrid. The house is located in a rectangular plot of 2,800 m2, where there are plenty of pines and oaks. Since A-cero aims to preserve these Mediterranean species, the housing project pretends to live with them so much so that both embrace in the facade. The low slope plot follows the existing urban parameters with the curving shapes characteristic of the Studio.
The house is built of ventilated stone white marble real cream combined with bamboo wood, giving it character and sobriety. Inside, the spaces are wide and full of light in every room of the house. For the floor, A-cero chooses a cream polished marble for the living room and an Havanna oak for the bedrooms.
Suggestive forms of architecture are introduced into the interior of the house thanks to a furniture design with plenty of curves. We have to highlight the kitchen, with an A-cero design that follows the thread of the project. The finishing is made of wood and White Corian. The furniture in the house combines the A-cero designed ones with other elements chosen by the property, where simplicity and elegance are the general trend. The white color, flooding the room, is mixed with warmer tones in browns and grays.
The distribution of the house is done in three levels. The first floor has three en suite bedrooms, while the ground floor houses a large living room, a guest toilet, kitchen with storage area, and a spacious master bedroom with dressing room. In the basement floor is situated the garage, service area and other facilities.
On the outside, A-cero respects the existing vegetation on the plot and makes a pool with changing room.
Project name: Memory House
Location: Northern Madrid, Spain
- Type By Characteristic: Contemporary House, Luxury House
- Type By Site: Countryside / Suburb House
- Type By Size: Medium House – (201 sqm – 450 sqm)
- Type By Materials: Concrete House
Project Area: approx 325 sqm
Site Area: 2,800 sqm
Completion Year: 2012
Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Architects: A-cero, Joaquin Torres architects, Madrid, Spain
Project Architect: Joaquin Torres and Rafael Llamazares
Text Description: © Courtesy of A-cero
Images: © A-cero