Casa V was developed according to the topography of
the lot. The street entrance is through the parking area that has a skylight
with a fountain on the top. There is a staircase case that leads up to the
garden levels. The center structure is the house surrounded by the morning and
evening gardens determined according to the exposure of the sun.
Right in the middle of the morning garden, two
concrete cylinders hallmark a staircase and a zenithal dome. The staircase is
hold to the wall and suspended with steel cables on the other end resulting in
a stunning structure that is the main feature of the house. The natural light
frames the way up to the three levels of the house. On the first level the
public area is located, the rooms for the family activities and socializing
with generous views to the surrounding gardens.
On the second level the bedrooms and family rooms were
distributed according to different requirements of each member of the family.
All the bathrooms and dressing rooms have natural zenithal light.
All the construction was done in exposed concrete and
wood to assure the low maintenance requirements as well as the adequate aging
of the space with the natural patina that will acquire with time.