Dwelling in Avila, the Latest of A-Cero’s Homes of Wonder

Freshome readers, we know how enthusiastic you are whenever we post information about A-cero. For today we would like to showcase one of their latest projects, Dwelling in Avila, a residence with an uncommon architecture located in Spain. Here is an excerpt from the press release: A dwelling of generous proportions developed over a single story to facilitate the indoor-outdoor connection and to make the most of the environment in which it stands.

Surrounded by meadows, tree groves, chestnut, pine and oak trees, and wildlife represented by stags, wild boar and roe deer, the edifice establishes a recognized link with the traditional architecture and vernacular customs. Stone, tile, would have been used in its construction. The sense of the architecture is to formalize the space and layout of the rooms besides representing a clear tribute to rural villages.

The consequence is an open, U-shaped dwelling with a large central courtyard that shares out the uses. The principal wing houses the living rooms, dining room, TV room and children’s and playrooms. In the east wing is the kitchen, laundry room and cellar and in the west wing the master bedroom.

Semi-independent pavilions house the installations, riding facilities, stables and the guardians’ dwelling. Two immense awnings frame the landscape.Through an apt play of symmetries, visual perspectives are created. A painstaking study of the light allows it to come in through courtyards, grooves, windows, skylights and façade openings.

The courtyards help us to minimise the conditions of the extreme climate, provide colour, freshness and hold the ponds that reflect the serenity and musicality of the water. Indoors there is a consistency in its development that offers us serene, private ambiances full of nuances and subtleties. The house generates its own environment and assimilates the best of what there is. The project arises as a response to the demands of the place.

Cute Spying Doorknob: Room in the Glass Globe by Hideyuki Nakayama

Ever since glass globes were first produced, the fascination of the public for these type of decorative items was unbelievable. Every Christmas snow globes become a hunted gift, as they seem to brighten up the room where they are placed in. This uncommon glass globe doorknob was created by architect Hideyuki Nakayama in collaboration with Design Tide Tokyo for UNION, a producer of door handles and levers.

From a distance, it looks like a colorful and inviting object, but as one approaches, a new miniature world is revealed. Magical and meticulous, the Room in a Glass Globe has the unusual ability of reflecting the room located on the other side of the door. Unfortunately, we dont know the mechanism behind this, but we are certain we will find out more information soon. The project is said to be manufactured at a large scale and we cant hardly wait to see it displayed in stores.- via mocoloco