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Periscope House . Torrelodones

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The area in Torrelodones where the house is located is characterised by a rough topography. A very steep slope facing the skyline of the city is what makes the site unique. The house is split in three volumes in order to negotiate with the topography, create as much inhabitable exterior space as possible and maximize the west views towards the city. Two of these three parts are embebed in the ground, anchoring the construction and minimizing the visual impact of the house in the landscape, but the third one rises prominently, like a periscope, in order to capture as much horizon as posible, floating over the green ocean of olive trees. The perception of the extreme slope preceding the view of the skyline of Madrid are framed and transformed by a sequence of concrete surfaces, glass walls and water reflections that enlarge, focus and enhance the natural beauty of the area. Continue reading RICA STUDIO

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Lens House . Campo Real

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Campo Real is a small town in the surroundings of Madrid. The topography of the site, a very steep slope facing the skyline of the city makes the view the most important feature of the lot. The house is not intended to be a prominent object on the site but rather disappear and be a mere device to emphasise the beauty of the landscape. The perception of the gentle slopes and the olive trees preceding the view of the skyline of Madrid are framed and transformed by a sequence of concrete surfaces, glass walls and water reflections that enlarge, focus and enhance the natural beauty of the area. Continue reading RICA

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Primary School in San Denis . Paris

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Rica studio . Atelier FUSO

The Site Is In Close Proximity To The Future Multimodal Station Of Pleyel, In The Heart Of A New Territory Of Culture And Creation. Framed In The West By Small Working-Class Houses Along The Tunis Street, To The North By Recently Built Office Buildings, To The South By A New Pedestrian Alley, And To The East By Industrial Buildings Which Are To Be Transformed In The Near Future, The Landy Village School Group Is An Initiating And Structuring Element In A Changing Environment. Continue reading RICA . FUSO