Located in the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Weave House by A-cero is a bold residential project implemented in the distinctive modern style of the studio. The materials chosen for the building are black glass and white DuPont Corian, both employed due to their high quality and durability. According to the architects, what mattered most in the development process were the sculptural volumes embracing the building, the construction details between Corian and glass planes and the great plasticity of the facades.
Weave House comes with a privileged elevated position, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The 1000 sqm (10,764 sqft) property is divided into three floors: “The basement with the garage, service areas and facilities, the ground floor with the public areas and the first floor where we find the most private rooms such as bedrooms. The whole interior also designed by A-cero has great light with large windows and is connected to the outside with different terraces and porches. There is also a pool on the walkable roof of this house“. Landscaping was also planned by the studio, in relationship to the building design.
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.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests