February 3, 2012, 12:30 pm

‘Dreaming, living, dying. The house of the poet.’ This was the brief that produced this beautiful house on three levels, one for each experience: Dreaming occupies the highest level, almost floating; living is a transparent middle garden level, close to nature; Dying / sleeping places the bedrooms lower down in a cave-like tranquil space. The whiteness and purity of the wrap around surrounding forms accentuate dream-like senses. Pure poetry.

Moliner House by Alberto Campo Baeza
© Javier Callejas
Moliner House by Alberto Campo Baeza.

‘To build a house for a poet. To make a house for dreaming, living and dying. A house in which to read, to write and to think.

We raised white walls to create a box open to the sky, like a nude, metaphysical garden. To create an interior world we plant leafy trees.

And floating in the centre, with a box with three levels. The highest for dreaming. The garden level for living. The deepest level for sleeping.

For dreaming, we created a cloud at the highest point. A library constructed with double height. With northern light for reading and writing, thinking and feeling.

For living, the garden with southern light, sunlight. A space that is all garden, with transparent walls that bring together inside and outside.

And for sleeping, perhaps dying, the deepest level. The bedrooms below, as if in a cave.

Once again, the cave and the cabin.

Dreaming, living, dying. The house of the poet.’

Text by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza
ARCHITECT: Alberto Campo Baeza of Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza S.L.P., Madrid, Spain. CLIENT: Luis Moliner Lorente. LOCATION: Avda. Ilustración, 40, Urbanización Montecanal, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. DESCRIPTION: residential. STATUS: completed. AREA: 216 sqm. COLLABORATING ARCHITECTS: Ignacio Aguirre Lopez, Emilio Delgado Martos. STRUCTURAL DESIGN: María Concepción Pérez Gutiérrez. QUANTITY SURVEYOR: José Miguel Moya. CONTRACTOR: Construcciones Moya Valero, Rafael Moya, Ramón Moya. DATE: 2008. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
Moliner house by EACB
Moliner House by Alberto Campo Baeza

Dreaming, living, dying. The house of the poet.

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