The Wave House by A-cero Architects in Dominican Republic

By • Apr 5, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Spanish architectural firm A-cero started the Wave house project in 2006 and completed it in 2009.

This incredible concrete house is located at Punta Aguila in Casa de Campo – La Romana in Dominican Republic and was built as a year-round vacation compound where sun, sand and surf beckon.

Curling roofs and walls contain separate sleeping and living areas, clad in local coralline stone.

Courtyard gardens and floor-to-ceiling windows blur the line between interior and exterior.

The water front residence sits on nearly two acres of landscaped grounds and has six bedrooms, six 1/2 bathrooms, an amazing swimming pool and a direct access to the turquoise sea.

If you are in the luxury vacation rental business, the Wave House is offered at the same price than the Jewel of Kahana in Hawaii.

In which one would you invest $15,000,000?

The Wave House by A-cero:

The stone of exterior Coralline interferes inside to offer visual continuity… The exterior sensation – interior ends up by getting lost putting the gardens inside the house.”

The benign climate that prevails during the whole year in the Caribbean island, as well as the situation of the plot of 7.000 m2 first coast line, they determine in advance the project executed by A-cero Studio.

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.

The housing is projected by demand of program of needs of the client, in only one plant. There is dressed the whole house of an indigenous stone of Coralline of clear tones (white – beige) that, to part of the proper quality of the material, a visual aspect that prospers with the abundant solar light, and the marine reference.

From the principal access, the house seems to hide behind an attainment of curved walls that believe a sculptural set. In the middle, a big door of two sheets in wood leads to the housing. The whole housing has crossed ventilation, this way to be able to make use of all the advantages of the Caribbean climate especially the sea breeze.

Interiors are proposed with furniture designed by A-cero and made to measurement; practically the whole production was realized in Spain. But very overloaded ambiences do not want to be created not of pronounced decoration, claiming a certain simplicity inside the big interior spaces. The stone of exterior Coralline interferes inside to offer visual continuity, in addition to there is this material much adapted for the warm present climate the whole year. The whole housing one can say that it is opened on the outside in practically all his fronts, with big practicable large windows. The exterior sensation – interior ends up by getting lost putting the gardens inside the house.

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One Comment to The Wave House by A-cero Architects in Dominican Republic

  1. Spencer says:

    Looks like a stunning property with breathtaking views. I’ll keep it in mind for when I ever win the lottery!

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