House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

This House in Cretas by Barozzi and Veiga Architects recovers the pavilion house concept. The different concrete volumes, with their rhythmic voids, come on the scene robust and solemn emanating a great sense of peacefulness.

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Once inside, a little Acropolis appears upon the top of a mountain ridge. A tender breeze blows, there is a feeling of intimacy and protection.

– Barozzi Veiga Architects

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House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

House in Cretas Plan / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

House in Cretas Interior / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

Down from the main road, a path leads through the woods to an entrance pavilion. Once inside, a little Acropolis appears upon the top of a mountain ridge. A tender breeze blows, there is a feeling of intimacy and protection. Just a few simple volumes. In between, visible but distant, the rough landscape. A continuous plinth, elevated, is extending horizontally in between the trees on the sloping ground. Inside the pavilions, with reflections of water, of fire, the brightness of the sky, the hidden shadows. The light of the evening penetrates inside the high spaces, creating shelter. One can feel the fresh breeze passing through the patio. When night falls, downstairs and well-protected, we enter in the private spaces of the rooms.

House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

Model / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

About Barozzi Veiga

Barozzi / Veiga is an architectural firm founded in 2004 in Barcelona by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga. Their works have been featured at different exhibitions and have been published in a wide range of specialist literature.

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Cite this article: "House in Cretas / Estudio Barozzi Veiga" in ArchEyes, January 8, 2016, https://archeyes.com/house-in-cretas-estudio-barozzi-veiga/.