The Madrid-based architectural practice A-cero Studio led by Joaquin Torres has slowly but surely cemented (literally) a reputation for designing private houses with intrinsic artistic value. Its latest home, The Wave House in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic, is testament to this. Set steps from the beach on a private stretch of coastline, this is a home inspired by the surf. As such, dramatic curves abound, from the monolithic entrance which sweeps upward from the ground to the Nike swoosh-like roof. Constructed from blocks of milky Coralline, its curls are accentuated in the Caribbean sunshine as the stone shines bright white in contrast to the shadow. It is Le Corbusier-esque in its sculptural presence, inspired by but hardly at harmony with its natural surroundings.

Yet inside the Wave House, its architecture has much less of a presence. Vast windows that open to the beach are complemented by internal gardens, giving the house an open air feel. Seating areas and bespoke Corian furniture are subteley sunken into the ground. The waves of the external architecture can be seen only in the artistic frames given to the ocean views.

With a singular architectural idea and a certain level of risky, peculiar of the team that Joaquin Torres directs. There appear two blocks well separated from that there arises a game of curved volumes that look for the vertical position from the covering.

As Joaquin Torres surmises of this modernist house: “The stone of exterior of Coralline interferes inside to offer visual continuity. While the exterior is sensational, the interior ends up getting lost putting the gardens inside the house.”

The Wave House is for sale at $15million with Christie’s Great Estates.
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