Designed in 2014 by Barozzi and Veiga Architects, this House in Cretas, Spain, recovers the concept of a “pavilion house.” With their rhythmic voids, the different concrete volumes come on the scene robust and solemn, emanating a great sense of peacefulness.
House in Cretas Technical Information
- Architects: Estudio Barozzi Veiga
- Location: Cretas, Spain
- Topics: Spanish Houses, Patios, Podium
- Project Year: 2014
- Images: © Barozzi Veiga
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
House in Cretas Renders
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, and 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, extends 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.
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.