Once we consider cliffside houses, we usually cantilevered craftsmans within the Hollywood Hills or beautiful seascapes seen from sweeping balconies. This area from the architects at OPA, often known as Casa Brutale, fairly actually turns that imaginative and prescient on its head. Though set beside the ocean and certainly perched upon a cliff, the home is definitely carved out of the earth, with three partitions surrounded solely by the cliff itself. The ensuing construction is a nod to Brutalist stylings in concrete and glass, whereas additionally realizing an architect’s imaginative and prescient with a unique house.
The home doesn’t protrude from the bottom, with the higher portion mendacity flush with the encompassing dust. As an alternative, the house’s quantity is about contained in the earth with glass and water overlaying the uncovered areas.
A window stretching from flooring to ceiling (or flooring to floor, relying in your perspective) seems out onto the water. However above the primary inside dwelling space is one other water view: instantly into the personal swimming pool. Swimmers can look down into the house whereas the ripples of the pool forged shadows and lightweight into the inside.
Certainly, shadows, mild, water, and pure parts are all a part of the core of this area’s soul. Concrete, glass, and wooden make up nearly all of the construction whereas the encompassing earth and swimming pool present pure insulation and cooling results.
The home might be entered by way of elevator or by staircase, solely after descending 50 steps in the direction of the Aegean sea. As soon as inside, an inside concrete staircase carries visitors up in the direction of the personal bed room areas and down into the primary dwelling area.
Most essential to the expertise of this home is the panorama that surrounds it. Not solely does it encourage the design, it fairly actually embraces the construction, holding it in place and permitting inhabitants to meld with and stay inside nature.