A-cero, Joaquin Torres Architects - House in Dominican Republic Print
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The prevailing warm climate of this Caribbean country along with the particular location of the project within a 7.000 m2 plot of land along the coast line, have determined the ideas that A-cero Studio had for this luxurious residence.
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The massing is subdivided in two blocks, both composed of curved and straight surfaces interacting and forming dynamic spaces. The house is covered with a light coralline stone procured locally. The stone’s light colour, and smooth texture helps in taking advantage of the Caribbean sun, as it accentuates the curvilinear attributes of the space, through light and shadows.
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A-cero_Joaquin_Torres_Dominican-03A-cero_Joaquin_Torres_Dominican-04The house is hidden behind a walled fence, that curves up from the ground. The sculptural fence is interrupted in the middle by a large wooden gate.
A-cero_Joaquin_Torres_Dominican-06A-cero_Joaquin_Torres_Dominican-08The house is designed to make the most of the cross-ventilation, taking advantage of the cooling sea breeze. to minimize the use of air-conditioning. The whole house is extroverted, with big practicable large windows. The separation between the inside and the outside gets dissolved with gardens getting inserted inside the house. The external Coralline stone is brought inside, offering a visual continuity throughout the project.
A-cero_Joaquin_Torres_Dominican-12A-cero_Joaquin_Torres_Dominican-11A-cero_Joaquin_Torres_Dominican-10The furniture was also designed by A-cero and custom-built to measurement, and conceived to bestow certain simplicity inside the big interior spaces.
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Project Details:
Project: House in Casa de Campo – La Romana / Dominican Republic
Architecture: A-cero, joaquin torres architects Joaquín Torres, director Rafael Llamazares, architect partner, collaborator
Delivered in April 2009
Photographer: Fernando Manosalvas
Gardening/ landscaping: A-cero / Aybar
Construction: Arena Gorda (República Dominicana)

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