Lucas y Hernández-Gil: House A12

Lucas y Hernández-Gil


(@krestadesign), a Spanish architecture firm

Location: Madrid, Spain


House A12


This is a project for a duplex house of 300 square meters in the first floor of a building with natural lighting from two courtyards. The stair that connects both levels is the main element of the house, being the heart as a link, visually reinforced with handmade tiles in two colors. This operation artistically stands out and also structures the house. It is inspired on Mark Rothko color fields emphasizing the contrast between both levels and the uses of each one.

As G. Bachelard says on The Poetics of Space everyday movement up and down the stairs takes us on a phenomenological journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams.