Monday, May 23, 2011
New Modern Concrete House in Madrid Resembles A Bunker. But What A Bunker!
One of the most popular posts ever featured on this blog was that of a large concrete home in Poland by kwk promes, whose sliding walls and ominous exterior resembled a modern fortress.
This recent project, Concrete House II, from Spain's architecture firm, Joaquin Torres' A-Cero, gives that sanctuary a run for its money with its wild bunker-like appearance. The modern residential home features giant angular planes inside and out.
Externally, the home has an austere appearance. Dark grey concrete angled walls replete with landscaping allude to an underground residence, although the home is above ground.
Inside, the home has a surprising amount of light and echoes the exterior with it's angular kitchen counters, desks and faceted furnishings. Along with a modern kitchen, a formal dining room, den and office, bedrooms and baths, the home has a screening room and ambient lit underground parking garage. Great attention is given to both the interior and exterior lighting, utilizing spot lighting and concealed ledge lighting.
The kitchen features very unusual counters, island, table, and range hood whose slopes and planes are reminiscent of the residence's exterior design:
The foyer showcases modern art and interior atriums:
The expansive living room has giant glass windows and illuminated marble coffee tables:
The screening room:
The office and study feature an angular desk, floating stairs and a modern inset fireplace:
Driveway and parking garage entrance:
The garage entrance:
The home even features a parking garage with LED lighting to guide you into your spot:
The terraced backyard:
The beautiful glowing illuminated marble coffee tables and built in ledges found in the home are by Albatros Designs and have been featured previously in this blog:
Designer Arik Levy's mirrored rock shaped coffee tables are a perfect compliment to the homes shape:
Unusual lighting treatments can be found throughout the home:
More images of the exterior and landscaping:
All images courtesy of A-Cero.