Would this home work on the White Cliffs of Dover?
Posted on 21/07/2016
At The PD Group we admire all aspects of great design…and this stunning contemporary building concept caught our eye. OPA (Open Platform for Architecture) have designed this amazing home to serve its owners and respect the environment. It is a complete study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering built in the Lebanon overlooking the Aegean Sea in perfect harmony with the striking blue sky.
In literal groundbreaking integration, ‘Casa Brutale’ penetrates the landscape. The underground building benefits from thermal insulation from the surrounding ground, and the cooling properties of the swimming pool. The optical impact of the building on the landscape is minimal, with only one façade on the cliff side and no volume extruding from the ground level. After descending 50 stairs to the sea, under the shadows of epic concrete beams, you reach the entrance. The tall, rotating door of aged wood opens to a breathtaking sea view, through the glass façade. The remaining space is bare, pure and simple; minimalism at its best.
For a more in depth look at this building and the story behind it please click here.