THIERMANN CRUZ ARCHITECTS ©

This apparently invisible condition causes two divergent forces to coincide in the typology of the house: production and reproduction. Production is present in how the house, as a type, allows the otherwise unproductive land to be sold and capitalized upon.

 

Reproduction is present in the sense that the urban domestic realm is transported, somehow loosely and playfully, to the countryside though houses. Whether voluntarily or not, we are often invited to operate in such a context, and thus Casa III is designed to be located pretty much anywhere in such a reality. In Casa III, the constraining footprint of the house is excavated, generating a new horizon closer to the existing vegetation.

 

The living room, kitchen and dining room are organized around a single, central wall that resolves the structure and program of the house. Hanging from the same wall, a triangular lightweight structure appears to float above the landscape.