Casa en Aravaca was envisioned and implemented by Madrid-based architecture firm Aidhos Studio and is located in Aravaca, a city in the province of Madrid, Spain. The exterior of the residence found on Platforma Arquitectura is defined by two rectangular volumes slightly displaced from each other and connected at the center by a patio and the social area. With a total built surface of 747 square meters, the residence communicates well with the environment, due to its original elongated shape and large windows opening every room towards the garden. According to the architects, four distinct living zones are created: the public spaces (living and dining room), , kitchen area, the children’s bedrooms and master bedroom. Some of the interiors display a cozy, warm atmosphere, spiced up with colors and “friendly” decorations, while others (the functional areas) pay tribute to minimalism. Have a look and tell us what you think of the combined effect!
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic