love house
We were commissioned to do a wedding gift. Not an object, but a place.
A place just for the two of them: a love house.
Hidden in a wooded area miraculously preserved in the heart of La Moraleja, in Madrid.
In the middle of a clearing we created the place simply with a curtain.
A translucent curtain that merges with the background, which receives a world of reflections and shadows. The Love House dissolves into its surroundings, multiplying with it.
It proposes an image in constant interaction with holm oaks, fir trees and rockroses.

The curtain in turn envelops the couple’s intimate space, almost like making out the continuous movements in the interior through a low mist: coming home, water, a reflection, undressing, the jacuzzi, the bedroom and the tree tops…
But not everything is continuous.
Hairy boxes enclose his or her most intimate part. They come out onto the façade, dripping with vegetation and bringing the wood into the house.
Everything in constant mutation. Transparencies, the sun, the reflections, the curtain
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2012
Architecture
  • LOVE HOUSE

    We were commissioned to do a weddinggift. Not an object, but a place.
    A place just for the two of them: alove house.
    Hidden in a wooded area miraculouslypreserved in the heart of La Moraleja, in Madrid.
    In the middle of a clearing wecreated the place simply with a curtain.
    A translucent curtain that mergeswith the background, which receives a world of reflections and shadows. The LoveHouse dissolves into its surroundings, multiplying with it.
    It proposes an image in constantinteraction with holm oaks, fir trees and rockroses.


    The curtain in turn envelops thecouple’s intimate space, almost like making out the continuous movements in theinterior through a low mist: coming home, water, a reflection, undressing, thejacuzzi, the bedroom and the tree tops…
    But not everything is continuous.
    Hairy boxes enclose his or her mostintimate part. They come out onto the façade, dripping with vegetation andbringing the wood into the house.
    Everything in constant mutation.Transparencies, the sun, the reflections, the curtain
  • Company / Firm Name: Manuel Pérez Romero (nodo17-architects)/
    Carlos Arroyo Zapatero + EleonoraGuidotti
    Country: Spain


    Project Name: Love House_
    Location of Site: La Moraleja. Madrid


    Design Team: Paula Cortés
    MichaelMoradiellos


    Photographs: Amparo Garrido


    Project Type: Single Family House_
    Client: Clarence Clyde Seedorf
    Contractor/s: EMPTY