A nice living space project which called The Olnick Spanu House is completed designed by the Alberto Campo Baeza Architects. This house is located in Garrison, New York. This site location is where the twilights are a thousand in colors as the water is breaks into the thousand reflections. The house place is of profound tranquility where after a day of the rain and the fog an intense light reflects in the stilled mirror of the majestic Hudson River’s deep water. This house site is where the air is clean and calm, and mild. Someone could say that this place is very close to heaven. The architect is establishing a plane; a platform which is underlines the landscape before the architect builds this house, seeking to enhance it in this impressive place.
With the sturdy concrete walls which accentuate house relationship to the land, a large long box is thus built, 122 feet long by 54 feet wide by 12 feet high. The roof design of this box is flat and it is paved in stone, travertine, so that the architect may use it. Over the stone plane, the architect raise a light roof for about 100 feet long by 40 feet in wide and by 9 feet in tall, it is hold by 10 cylindrical steel pillars which are arranged according to a 20×20 foot grid, it is to protect the house from the sun and the rain. This roof is cantilevers for about 10 feet along of all house sides. The architect put a glass box under the roof, an enclosure measuring 94 feet along by 25 feet wide; it is purposed by the architect to make this space habitable. In order to further accentuate the transparency, this glass box is contains the back row of the column within it and it is leaves the front columns in the outside.
This construction is resembles a large table with the ten legs on the platform. Within it, three areas are created, it is divided by two white boxes which do not reach the ceiling, and it is containing the stairs and the service spaces. The living area of this house is the central place, and the dining room has a large white table. While on the one side, which is closer to the swimming pool, is the kitchen, and on the other side, in the manner of a pensatorio, the area around the hearth.
The bedrooms and baths are housed below, inside the cement box. A gallery has been created in its central vestibule; it is connecting the main entrance and the access to the garden. The gallery space is where the pieces of Arte Povera and the other pieces of the contemporary Italian art are displayed here. It is in addition to other areas around the house. In all, once again, the cabin is over the cave. The tectonic piece on the top of the stereotomic piece.
Visit the website of Alberto Campo Baeza Architects – here.
Photography by Miguel Quismondo and Javier Callejas