The Cave Is A Refuge

De Blas House, by Alberto Campo Baeza. Still my favourite architect.

The glass box is placed upon the platform, like a hut, is a belvedere to which one rises from within the house.

Below, the cave is a refuge. Above the hut, an urn, is a space from which to contemplate nature.

This house attempts to be a literal translation of a tectonic box set upon a stereotomic questions: a tectonic piece set upon a stereotomic box. A distillation of what is essential in architecture. Once again, “more with less”.

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