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Mon 23.11.

Olnick Spanu House in Garrison / USA by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza (ES)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 23.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Olnick Spani House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

This single family house, situated on an exclusive site close to the Hudson River, is one of the latest projects of the Madrid based Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza.

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, photo by Javier Callejas

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, photo by Javier Callejas

“A place where twilights are a thousand colors as the water breaks into a thousand reflections. A place where the air is clean and calm, and mild. One could say a place that is very close to heaven.

In this impressive place, we establish a plane, a platform that underlines the landscape before us, seeking to enhance it.

A large long box is thus built, 122 feet long by 54 feet wide by 12 feet high, with sturdy concrete walls that accentuate its relationship to the land. The roof of this box is flat, paved in stone, travertine, so that we may use it.”

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, photo by Javier Callejas

“And to protect ourselves from the sun and rain, over the stone plane we raise a light roof 100 feet long by 40 feet wide by 9 feet tall, held by 10 cylindrical steel pillars that are arranged according to a 20 x 20 foot grid. This roof cantilevers 10 feet along all of its sides. And to make this space habitable, we put a glass box under the roof, an enclosure measuring 94 feet long by 25 feet wide. This glass box contains the back row of columns within it and leaves the front columns outside, in order to further accentuate its transparency.”

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, photo by Javier Callejas

This construction on the platform resembles a large table with ten legs. Three areas are created within it, divided by two white boxes that do not reach the ceiling, containing the stairs and service spaces. The central space is the living area, and the dining room has a large white table. On one side, closer to the swimming pool, is the kitchen, and on the other side, in the manner of a pensatorio, the area around the hearth.

And below, inside the cement box, the bedrooms and baths are housed. In its central vestibule, connecting the main entrance and the access to the garden, a gallery has been created where pieces of Arte Povera and other pieces of contemporary Italian art are displayed, in addition to other areas around the house.

In all, once again, the hut over the cave. The tectonic piece on top of the stereotomic piece.”

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, photo by Javier Callejas

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, photo by Javier Callejas

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

Olnick Spanu House by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, photo by Javier Callejas

Clients: Nancy Olnick & Giorgio Spanu

Architect: Alberto Campo Baeza, Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, S.L.

Project Manager: Miguel Garcia-Quismondo, architect

Collaborator: Ignacio Aguirre, architect

Strictural engineer: Michael P. Carr, P.E., Maria Conception Perez Gutierrez, Architect

MEP Engineers: D’Antonio Consulting Engineers

General Consultants; Massimo & Lella Vignelli

Lighting Consultant: Gary Gordon, LLC

Concrete Consultant: Reginald D. Hough, FAIA

Colour Consultant: Donald Kaufman & Taffy Dahl

Glass Consultant: Juan José Pérez Pina Mel Lebo

Location: Garrison, New York (USA)

Area: 900 m2

Timing: 2003 Project

2004 Demolition of old construction

2005 – 2007 Construction

2008 Furnishing

to the Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza website

Museo De La Memoria De Andalucia in Granada / Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza

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