Gil Bartolome Architects. House on the Cliff  

 

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The architects Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolome designed an innovative residence entitled House on the Cliff built on a hillside with a very steep inclination of 42 degrees.

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The dwelling is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in Spain, so its cavern-like design is meant to mimic the rocky marine environment. “The task has been to integrate the house within the magnificent landscape that surrounds it and to direct the livable spaces towards the sea,” cexplained Gil and Bartolome.

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The undulating zinc-clad roof mimics the irregularities of the natural environment having a striking resemblance to Gaudi’s Batllo House located in Barcelona, Gil Bartolome architects describing it as a “Gaudiesque contemporary cave”.

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“The form of the house and the metallic roof produces a calculated aesthetic ambiguity between the natural and the artificial between the skin of a dragon set in the ground when seen from below, and the waves of the sea when seen from above,” explained Gil and Bartolomé.

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The house has two levels, a living area with terrace and a swimming pool on the ground level and three bedrooms on the upper floor.

Photo credits: Gil Bartolome Architects

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