In the province Las Rozas near Madrid Ensamble Studio realized an extraordinary project, called Hemeroscopium House. Completed several years ago, it continues to astound and amaze the audience with its appearance and a special philosophy. Hemeroscopium is an ancient Greek settlement, situated on the Iberian Peninsula. According to legend, it was a place where the sun sets. Work on the design of this unusual building took almost a year, but it was built during the week because the house was assembled out of large precast structural elements, prepared before. Because of the gray concrete facade the house seems a bit gloomy and unwelcoming, but an unusual form still attracts the attention. There are lots of features there: two pools, huge granite stone on the top of the house and lot more.
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The architect Antón García-Abril from the Spanish company Ensamble Studio in collaboration with Ricardo Sanz and Javier Cuesta created 'La Trufa' (the Truffle), a small holiday house in Costa de Morte, North of Spain. It is a piece of nature built with earth, full of air. The architect has joined nature, texture and landscape in this poetic and experimental project. To create such wonderful shelter the architects made a hole in the stone that would serve as a mold. The Truffle integrates with the natural environment, complying with its laws. No doubt romantic time close to the nature can be spent there. Just imagine the beauty of the sun that rises from the sea. Such view is opened from the odd house. Breathtaking!
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