In nature, regularity is rare, which is what makes 'House in Villamaria' so visually interesting. Set amidst the rolling hills, craggy cliffs, and oblong flora of Villamaria, Colombia, the home is a tightly structured box that contrasts sharply against the natural landscape.
House in Villamaria further aims to highlight the contrast between its manmade existence and the natural world in its interior. The home has a small al fresco courtyard inside, but the majority of that space is evenly paved in concrete and rigid angles. However, at the very center, sticking up out of a precisely carved square in the floor, there's a tree. The local species further delineates the inherent irony in building in such a beautiful natural space. By highlighting that fact, the home is indeed more respectful than other in the area.
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'House in Villamaria' Contrasts with the Surrounding Environment
1. Natural Contrasts Homes - Creating tightly structured homes contrasting with natural landscape and using local species in design.
2. Al Fresco Living Spaces - Designing homes with outdoor courtyards that bring in natural elements.
3. Precise Interiors - Incorporating precise geometry and rigid angles to contrast with natural surroundings.
1. Architecture - Architects and home designers can incorporate natural elements and artistic contrasts in their designs.
2. Construction - Builders can explore new materials and construction methods to match with contrasting designs and natural elements.
3. Real Estate - Developers can market eco-friendly homes built with sustainable materials and promoting living amidst natural surrounds like Villamaria.