The concept of the house is three independent concrete volumes that are attached by some bridges of steel with glass floor, from the intersection is raised the staircase of the house that joins the 4 floors from the basement to the top deck and it pretends to be like a loose sculptural element just supported on metal structures.
All the construction made of concrete and metal is apparent by the eye, even concrete slabs are made of apparent concrete, the metal structure is painted with gray Oxford color. The framing and louvers are made of black aluminum. And the wooden door, trimmings and floors is Austrian Oak.
The volumes are wide open to the gardens and terraces facing to South and East to receive all the sunlight on the terraces, so we designed some aluminum umbrellas and there are some outdoor sitting areas with shade. All the furniture is imported and includes brands such as Minotti, Paola Lenti, Rimadesio, Poliform and the kitchen is from Bulthaup.
In terms of sustainability, the house has an optimal orientation for all spaces, so in matters of temperature is very comfortable, all the windows are Low-E. We have a recycling system of wastewater for irrigation and a system of several cutting edge filters for water purification. For water heating and electricity generation, we have 2 solar panel systems that perform for both functions, so as to make a fully sustainable house.
All the home electrical systems are automated, including lighting, audio, video, security, heating, blinds, etc… which also contributes to the economy of natural resources.
The work process to be all apparent demanded a lot of discipline to the contractors for the default placement of all items as lamps, electrical outlets, horns, etc .... And the accuracy of the anchors with the metal structures, the concretes as they are apparent they had a very careful carpentry labor since at the end of the casting and the decentering of the structure was completed.
We found pieces of black Marquina marble that per se, they are like a piece of art from the nature and we overlaid it on the concrete to give a decorative detail to the entrance of the house.
The services and parking lot are in the basement, so they are well ventilated and the cars to be park there being not in sight.