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Monday, April 18, 2016

Modernizing the Spanish Villa

By Savitha Hira & Rutvi Ashar
Photography: Victor Sajara; courtesy A-cero

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The uber modern elevations of this modern-day Spanish villa showcase timeless design born out of enviable workmanship and meticulous detailing.

This three-storey, single-family dwelling in Seville, Spain, is designed by Studio A-cero’s architects JoaquĆ­n Torres and Rafael Llamazares and is complete with a utility oriented basement, sprawling ground and first floors and a chilled-out terrace; not to mention a beautifully carved atrium that constitutes an integral connect.

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A bold architectural language flaunted by strong orthogonal axes in the elevations extends into the interiors, enhancing this 8000 sq. ft. home. The orthogonal elevations exude a confident, extroverted statement that is cleverly sustained in the landscaping and the interiors down to some furniture pieces and in smaller details viz., the basic composition and arrangement of furniture, the framed views, play of voids and the like. Soft touches are introduced through a few curvy pieces of furniture and the vibrancy of the abstract art.

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The natural material palette and choice of colours sets the design apart. The combination of Travertine marble with unconventional black glass windows stands out against the lush green landscape and clear blue swimming pool. The white lacquered walls merge seamlessly with the marble flooring creating an overall uniform envelope, which is broken only by tasteful furniture and choice works of art.

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The contemporarily styled spaces are generally left uncluttered augmenting the spacious feel. Decor in largely neutral tones is carefully balanced with a discerning touch of traditional choices that not only heighten the aesthetics, but also allude to the spectrum of the designers’ thought process in acknowledging the continuous growth of a home.

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It is a design that can absorb myriad influences – exactly what a home should be – richly verdant supporting growth in a timeless appeal.

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