Haus auf Haus: Aleph Zero entwerfen pavillonartiges Wohnhaus in Amparo
Foto: Pedro Kok
It is into this upper deck scenery that Aleph Zero has integrated two volumes. Connected by footbridges they are particularly striking in terms of façade design, featuring wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling glazing fronted by a lightweight metal structure of vertical hinged elements. These grate-like shutters prevent unwanted views into the house and provide protection from the sun.
A large, 100-square-metre living space as well as work rooms, leisure areas and the swimming pool are located on the lower deck, while the upper deck, which comes with two guest bedrooms in the one volume and a further 90-square-metre residence in the other, is solely dedicated to living. The deliberately simple material palette concentrates on the maximum interaction of architecture and nature. Wood in a dark, warm colour has been used for various fitted units as well as wall-to-wall flooring, window frames and structural elements, thus forming the perfect complement to the cool look of the steel.