An Otherworldly Duplex Utilizes Color + Materials to Intensify Light
With the CASA A12 duplex home in Madrid, structure studio Lucas y Hernández-Gil was primarily tasked with making a well-lit oasis in an in any other case darkish house. The studio went above and past, delivering an otherworldly inside that performs with the notion of actuality.
One of many first noticeable surreal particulars is a coral lavatory that folds neatly behind a steel blue silo construction on the entrance.
Every room within the dwelling, together with the entryway, is a wholly completely different ambiance.
Varied lighting mechanisms are employed to help the inside construction and filter extra gentle into the house, together with skylights and perforated steel particulars.
The pink stairway connects completely different areas of the house. Its distinctive coloring is impressed by Mark Rothko’s colour fields.
The master suite is stark white with blue particulars and is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling silver curtains. When the curtains are pulled again, one of many principal highlights of the house is revealed.
The general construction is constructed round two courtyards — the primary greets guests on the entryway, whereas the second is an indoor house that lies beneath the entryway. The inside courtyard sits behind the master suite’s silver curtains and filters gentle by way of a steel lattice ceiling that doubles because the entryway courtyard’s ground. Crops emerge from an orange carpet, making a surreal unique setting that transports those that enter to a special planet.
Compared to the house’s inside, the entrance facade is somewhat tame, merely hinting at what’s inside by way of a steel gate that resembles the steel panels discovered all through the house.
Pictures by José Hevia.
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