Spanish architecture studio A-Cero is constantly creating some of the most stunning homes, and this contemporary home located in the heart of Somosaguas, more specifically the town of Pozuelo de Alarcón in Spain, falls right in line with that notion.The team’s style can be spotted from a mile away with their heavy use of concrete structures, and buildings taking inspiration from sculpture art. This massive residence resembles a museum at first glance spanning over 18,300 square feet on single acre of land.
The focal point of this magnificent home would have to be the large curved swimming pool that in itself spans about 4,300 square feet and is covered with a dark grey PVC laminate slip liner. The pool seems to flow right into the lake thanks to the classic “disappearing edge.”
On the ground floor, the main lobby is highlighted, situated beneath a curved canopy that adds a great deal of space, from where the rest of the house spreads out; the living room, dining room, master bedroom suite including a closet and bathroom, gymnasium, indoor pool, kitchen and office.
On the second floor lies a painting studio in a long and curved deck, enjoying excellent natural light and views over the surroundings.
The basement floor is dedicated to leisure and health, and welcomes the following areas: Txoko, game room, locker rooms for the outdoor pool, massage room, theater, wine cellar, gym, storage area and the service and facilities for the entire dwelling.
In the treatment of the garden, A-Cero wanted to achieve a connectivity between the inside and outside of the home in spite of the slope that exists between the street access and lake. They solved the problem using descending lateral landings of slate gravel leading from the enormous terrace of the first floor to the garden.
The ground floor or basement of the house has direct access from each room of that floor.
Both the ground floor terrace and the pool deck are of the same material as the floor inside the house, (techlam) in white, very good material for both interior and exterior use. This will ensure continuity between indoors and outdoors.
The landscaping, designed by A-Cero, is clearly Japanese-inspired, as shown by the abundance of large bonsais and different species of flowering trees and bojs.
Also, large ornamental rocks bought from Galicia were carefully placed.
The Pool and Sculpture
The large curved swimming pool (400 sq m/ 4,300 sq ft), is covered with a dark gray liner (PVC laminate slip). The pool features the “disappearing edge” and this effect achieves a continuity between the pool and lake.
In the middle of the pool is placed a sculpture of orthogonal forms that seems to float on the water’s surface. This is a sculpture by Austrian sculptor Ernesto Knorr and is made of cut steel.”