February 19th, 2010

Los Lagos, the housing development museum in La Finca

Fifteen minutes away from the centre of  Madrid, in the exclusive La Finca area, Los Lagos housing development is found an exhibition of open-air architectural sculptures.

It is the most luxurious and secure housing development in Europe. 123 hectares of  lush green spaces, lakes and spectacular houses designed by A-cero, and its director, architect Joaquín Torres, in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid).

Today over a hundred families enjoy the nature, calmness and intimacy that guarantees living in one of 189 plots in Los Lagos. A-cero has designed the whole complex. They have included a jogging circuit, a bike rail, pedestrian walk ways and a native trees and plants landscaping shaped by pines, olive trees and holm oaks as they are very resistant to the extreme climate of Madrid.

In the centre of this oasis of lakes and green extensions, there are the already houses built, (all of them designed by A-cero), as contemporary mansions. These houses seem to be refuges, isolated from the chaos, noise and traffic which is found  in any large capital. There are eighty single-family houses. They are discovered in the complex like sets of round volumes with clean finished, pure lines and avant-garde structures that break completely the traditional concept of a residential house. They are as sculptures housings that remind of waves, geometric statues or even stone ships.

Being in Los Lagos is like penetrating into one magic world of the Disney movies. People only can get in after going past several metal fences and obtaining the authorization of the safety guards who, if it was not for their modern cabins, look like sentries who zealously control the access to the complex. Finally, there are two enormous wooden doors which are closed as if they were an old drawbridge.

Indeed, the biggest point of this housing development is its extreme safety and privacy: a triple perimeter surrounds the whole area with hundreds of alertness cameras provided with infrared beams. There are two entrances: one for residents and direct relatives, and other one for guests. Furthermore, ten patrols circulate all day to keep the order and to control any contingency. They watch even the incidents produced by the numerous rabbits, squirrels and other small animals that cross the Los Lagos’ ways where luxury cars drive.

Posted in News. 14 Comments.
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Comment from teresa

Me gustaria saber cuanto cuesta el suelo,ya que en los 69000 euros no va incluida la parcela,no?.Muchas gracias.

Comment from JUAN

DESEO RECIBIR MAS INFORMACION ASI COMO MODELOS Y PRECIOS Y UN NUMERO DE TELEFONO DONDE LLAMAR Y QUE ALGUIEN CUALIFICADO TE ASESORE

Comment from MIRIAM

QUISIERA SABER LOS DISTINTOS MODELOS DE CASA Y ADONDE LLAMAR PARA QUE MEINFORMARAN MAS SOBRE QUE INCLUYE EL PRECIO GRACIAS

Comment from VERONJCA CALIZ

Tengo una parcela de 800metros con piscina y una pequeña casa de 60metros y me gustaría, o bien si se pudiera reformarla o sino hacer una nueva.Megustaría si puede ser que me dieran presupuesto ,sería para empezar lo antes posible.Muchas gracias por atenderme.Atentamente Verónica Cáliz.

Comment from josefa

me gustaria saber desde que precio las diseñan ya que estoy interesada voy a comprar una parcela tiene 350m el diseño me lo mandarian usd para aprovechar lo maximo el terreno y por supuesto no cara es simplemente de verano gracias

Comment from olga Roig Pasano

Ola a mi me gustaría que Joaquin Torres me asesorara sobre como arreglar i decorar mi casa.muchas gracias, Me gustaría mucho me cntestaran olga

Comment from Mercedes Gayo

Buenas tardes, estoy interesada en esta urbanización de Pozuelo, Los Lagos, y quisiera que me informaran sobre la actual situación de exclusividad, ya que las últimas noticias informan de que la va a perder, al ser terrenos públicos y si es verdad que van a tener que abrir el paso a esta urbanización.
Muchas gracias de antemano.

Comment from tofu

vaya pasote. yo vivere ahi algun dia

Comment from Susana

Deseo saber si ustedes trabajan fuera de España?

Comment from Orlando Capela

Boa noite , gostaria de saber se também vendem e acompanham a construção destas casas modulares em Portugal.

Obrigado

Orlando Capela

Comment from Fabiola Damião

Boa tarde, gostaria de saber se vendem para Portugal? Se acompanham as obras e custos inerentes.
Atentamente,
Fabíola Damião

Comment from jose alberto

esto de la casa pefabricada lo podeis hacer en majadahonda

Comment from adrian

Es un lugar maravilloso , muy exclusivo , unos amigos compraron ahi , creo que la inmobiliaria se llamaba Ibercorp .

Es de película, yo lo conozco solo como visitante ;-(