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Mon Sep 29 2008, 11:11am Print
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Spanish architects Cadaval & Sola-Morales recently completed this house overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mexico.

A house by Cadaval & Sola Morales
A house designed by Cadaval & Sola-Morales
A house designed by Cadaval & Sola-Morales
A house designed by Cadaval Sola-Morales

In architects own words:
"The main goal of the project was to create a low-cost and low-maintenance house that realised all the structural qualities of the material in which it was built to its full potential.

The concrete house has two big cantilevers (five and three meters each) that balance to each other, creating a main central space. Such articulation of shapes and spaces, define the section that is at the same time the silhouette of the house.

The design takes forward the idea of low-cost/low-maintenance, and applies this strategy to all the materials involved in the construction, while pushing to the limit both their technical and tectonic qualities: floor, windows, railings, etc., are done re-using materials that were previously used for pouring the concrete and for the rest of the construction process.

Perhaps, it is the space generated within inner and outer space what makes the house special. The house was designed to operate fully opened; it is then when the cantilever, this huge threshold, is fully occupied and becomes the central space of the house.

The house was awarded one of the 5 young architects honorable mentions (under 40 yr) at the Spanish Bienal of Architecture and were one of the 25th finalist including among others Nouvel’s Agbar Tower, Rogers’s Terminal 4, Miralles Santa Caterina Market or Chipperfield’s Americas Cup Building. We were also the youngest office awarded."

READ MORE about the office and the architects.

A house designed by Cadaval Sola-Morales

A house designed by Cadaval Sola-Morales
basement plan a house designed by Cadavan Sola-Morales
Ground floor plan

ground floor plan | A house designed by Cadaval Sola-Morales
1st floor plan

second floor plan | A house designed by Cadaval & Sola-Morales
2nd floor plan

3rd floor plan | house by Cadaval Sola-Morales
3rd floor plan

elevation | A house desinged by Cadaval Sola-Morales
Elevations and Section

[All photos and drawings © Cadaval & Sola-Morales, other sources: dezeen, archiverb]

Edited Mon Sep 29 2008, 11:16am
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Yasir
Wed Oct 08 2008, 06:37am
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