Unbelievable concrete home in Madrid

The architecture studio A-cero presents one of its latest works, an enormous single-family house. It is situated in the outskirts of Madrid, Spain on a 5,000 square meters plot. It is a single storey building and it has 17,222 square feet (1,600 square meters) of built surface.

The first sensation that this house produces when people go into the plot is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and vegetated ramps that extend up to the roof. They are dyed in dark gray and contain, between them, vegetation areas that seem to climb towards the sky. The house’s facade demonstrates a spectacular organic view of the entire house and so even the hard concrete shows its most kind face.

The back front of the house is completely open towards the garden where the lounge, dining room, library, study and bedrooms are located. In this facade the wide windows, the volumes and the projections are made of concrete to enhance. These elements cover several home’s porches. The large window of the main lounge hides itself automatically in order to make this space completely open to the exterior areas.

The plot includes also an elegant garden, a small lake and a padel track. The ecological aspect is very predominant in this particular A-cero project: the facade and the roof have the main ecological roles because they are covered with low consuming vegetation. Furthermore, on the roof of the home, there is an implementation of a renewable energy system made of wide surfaces with solar tubular collectors which enables the energy autonomy of the house. Via

Photos: Luis H. Segovia

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