Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolome, of GilBartolome Architects, have clarified upon the idea of radical existence with a stunning residential project, the Casa Del Acantilado in Grenada, Spain.
Finished in 2015 for a young couple with an intelligence as endless as the architects but with limited resources, at first vision, the residential project looks like the lovechild within a futuristic spaceship and a mythological sea monster climbing the heights of the cliff face. A thought of juxtapositions, the uncommon design of its structural forms both make the residential project to stand out as well as fit into the irregular and mixed scenery.
The striking Mediterranean landscapes are covered by the home’s living spaces and embraced through the loose, movable glass façade which withdraws to blend them out with them in.
Hence, the cantilevered terrace on the first floor combines the auditorium-like living area in with the swimming pool outdoor, making the area soft enough to fit a party of seventy people, if need be. While the private rooms on the second floor all give freakish views of the house which was handcrafted out of a metal mesh formed by a local engineer and finished with hand-placed zinc scales.
All of the components that make this residential project so unprecedented—from the metal formwork required for the solid roof, to the zinc tiles and the gypsum plaster roofs—were handmade and hand placed requiring countless times of work.
Even the bespoke fiberglass and polyester resin interior furniture, which seems to have been motivated by the white froth produced by the crashing tides below, was created on digital design software and conclusively completed on site by experienced artisans.
Fine craftsmanship, renowned sustainability and the embracing of exceptional surroundings all make Casa Del Acantilado’s original design stand out.
Photo by Jesus Granada.