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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

JC&M HOUSE in Madrid, Spain by ALT arquitectura

 
November 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ALT arquitectura

In a very beautiful natural environment this single-family dwelling lies hidden. Taking advantage of the sloping terrain, it is integrated into the rest of the housing development, chameleon like, shown as a bird’s-eye view of the plant, only a stretch of the façade is visible. Thus a one-storey dwelling is considered, in which all the spaces turn towards the interior of the plot like a shop window.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

  • Architect: ALT arquitectura
  • Name of Project: JC&M HOUSE
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Team: Ángel Luis Tendero Martín, Bernardo Cummins
  • Photographer: Silvio Posada

The dwelling shows two different characteristics, due to the demands of the community. The first one is defined in the area of the entrance; it was realized in brick, respecting the neighbouring dwellings. Towards the interior of the piece of land, the dwelling becomes ethereal, made of glass, stainless steel and fine metallic screens JC&M house was extremely complicated. The house is small for too many rooms and had the handicap of being against a retaining wall, so there are only lights and ventilation in one facade. To avoid the “corridor effect”, we treated it as a fun and dynamic space, which prevented the effect of linear perspective.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

At every step, something new happens and that makes the experience of crossing it very pleasant. The internal distribution is solved by a system of elements that seem to slide, as if they were suddenly going to move themselves. By avoiding right angles, the brain tends to close the space. We created a doubt and that makes the rooms look bigger. Coupled with the fact that the house is fully opened to the outside courtyard and this makes merging the house with nature. And from the outside in has the same effect. The stainless steel reflects the nature and there is a fusion between artificial and natural.

 

Side View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Silvio Posada)

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