April 20th, 2014

A-CERO’S LANDSCAPING SELECTION

The architecture studio A-cero, directed by Joaquin Torres and Rafael Llamazares present a landscaping selection designed by the studio.

HOUSE IN MADRID

In this landscaping proposal A-cero proposed the use of natural materials such as grey and pink gravel and earthen areas to cover part of the surface, making a game of different shades along curved lines composed of drawings.

Among the different plants: lavender, black bamboo, German iris, different lilies, sweetgum tree, red plum, hydrangea, jasmine, common arbutus, Japanese cherry, abelia, hibiscus, Japanese quince, bay wild, conifer, violet lilies, pomegranate, oleander, etc.

The ground floor was expanded 260 sqm in both dwellings, for which we performed a new landscaping project. On the cover of this extension are drawn different colour lines, along with some of the flowers described above.

HOUSE IN LA ROMANA (DOM. REPUBLIC)

The landscape in this project becomes very important part with three elements: very well cared and native vegetation, the spectacular pool with curved form and the private beach with port.

The house is coated with Coraline, a native limestone with clear tones and great adaptation to the solar light and the sea environment.

HOUSE IN MADRID

The garden has been designed as an extension of the common areas of the house, even introducing the lake within the garden areas of the house.

We wanted to join the garden and the outside with the architecture. The water has been one of the most important elements of this house. In this project the water is present in the different sheets of water and also in the indoor pool.

HOUSE IN SOMOSAGUAS

Different slopes, lakes and curved roads give an organic character in the landscaping project.

Mounds and slopes are designed to give dynamic feelings, playing with the perception of the environment.

In the access we have provided a set of boxwood plants giving identity to the pedestrian route to the entrance. Some sculptural red and black trunks colourful the front facade.

 

DEVELOPMENT IN IBIZA

 

The following landscaping is a development in Ibiza with large common gardens creating a unique space in a beautiful natural environment.

We have chosen a low cost gardening (xero gardening), although we keep some of the trees in the plot and we designed some grass areas for children.

MOKA HOUSE

The architecture is merged with the landscape through the different volumes that rise from the garden to the house itself.

1001 NIGHTS HOUSE

Big curved volumes compose the facade of the property, creating a complex integrated with the outside environment. There’s a movement sensation in the walls in contrast with the straight shapes of the covering.

The property wanted the garden to be full of pome granate trees and native palms from the Middle East.

A large stone path with a sheet of water leads to a huge black glass door that introduces us to the interior of the house.

GARDENING ROOF HOUSE

The first sensation when people go into the plot is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and vegetable ramps that extend up to the roof.

The concrete walls tinted in dark gray, contain between them vegetation areas that seem to climb towards the sky.

Sustainability has a very important role in this house. In this sense, the entrance facade and the cover become important because their surfaces are fulfilled with Xero gardening which is a landscaping technique with low energy vegetation.

HOUSE IN SORIA

This project is composed of different geometrical shapes combining different colour natural stones (white, pink and gray), gray gravel and natural grass. The garden has a sculpture that combines the same forms of the garden composition.

The final result is a pixel patchwork that mixes different colours by using natural stone and natural grass.

The sculpture is made with 4 sheets of rusted steel die cut that create different levels of composition.

RECAL FOUNDATION

This landscaping project tries to integrate the urban action within the surrounding landscape. It generates an exterior space that supports the activities undertaken at the centre. The aim is to stimulate the biodiversity creating natural habitats of different faunal groups, ensuring with the natural surrounding spaces a global habitat to preserve the wildlife.

The project is simple, a wide path around the building, paved with fired granite, separates the building from the plantations area. This plantation area is separated into two different areas. On one side it is proposed an aromatic plantation area, next to the building, creating a colourful flowerbed with different textures, full of aromas to endow a natural environment to the whole space. On the other side, the remaining plantations are located around the perimeter of the plot.

This space consists on a large area of ​​meadow of flowers emerging from different species of trees and shrubs, either alone or forming groups, which provide dynamism to the whole space. The disposition of the different plant species generates different themed areas with their own aesthetic identity, which are designed to host various functions and uses.

‘EL JARDÍN DE MI HOSPI’ – HOSPITAL LA PAZ

This project has been very special for A-cero, it has been carried out together with the NGO “Juegaterapia”. This garden has been designed by A-cero unselfishly. The project is something new for a hospital and it is expected to become very common in hospitals. The aim is to create a playground for the sick children where they can play and stay outdoors. This helps to improve their life quality.

This garden is located in the roof of the Child hospital building of the “La Paz” Hospital. The roof of this Hospital is structured through a set of circular elements that function as different living rooms and play rooms, formally linked to a winding path that runs along the roof, creating an itinerary that welcomes you to get in and to explore all the space.

The roof is carpeted with artificial grass and soft pavement. It is a place thought to meet, read and rest. The porch-tables are very important, circled tables that look like giant mushrooms and provide shadow.

 

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