The architecture studio A-cero was founded in 1996 in A Coruña – Spain. Since the beginning, it established a philosophy design of modern architecture inspired by the art world, especially in sculpture, and in the best contemporary architects and designers, finding soon its own hallmark.
The team, led by Joaquin Torres & Rafael Llamazares, has grown in proportion to its activity and customer demand. The success achieved mainly by single family houses, followed the orders of the first large buildings such as an office building in the M-40 in Madrid or the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of A Coruña.
In recent years, the work in the Studio has been intensified enhancing the department of landscaping and interior design (creating even its own showroom in Madrid), and ending the conceptual model of architecture as a whole: Architecture, interior design and landscaping. Moreover, A-cero Tech project (modular houses) is now a reality as an option for a high quality demand.
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Very quickly, A-cero has begun its process of internationalization after winning a private competition for a 500,000 m2 complex in Dubai. Now, the Studio has offices in Madrid, A Coruña and Dubai and currently is developing projects in countries like India, the USA, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Russia, Malta, Dominican Republic… In 2012, the museum of contemporary Art of Valencia (IVAM) dedicated a retrospective exposition to the A-cero work. Today with 20 years of hard word, of a lot experiences designing Joaquín Torres and his partner Rafael Llamazares, go into more and largest projects such as the recent Headquarters for “Metro” company in Madrid.
Luxury Project: Marble & Bamboo
This project by A-CERO was led by JoaquinTorres and RafaelLlamazares, present sone of its last unifamiliar housing projects. It is a home located ina residential complexin northern Madrid. The houses located in arectangularplotof 2,800m2,where there are plentyof pines andoaks. Since A-cero aims to preserve these Mediterranean species, the housing project pretendstolive with themso much so that both embrace in the facade.
The lowslope plot follows the existingurban parameters with the curving shapes characteristic of theStudio. The house is built of ventilated stone white marblereal cream combined with bamboo wood, giving it character and sobriety.
Inside, the spaces are wide andfull of lightin every room of the house.For the floor, A-cero chooses acreampolishedmarble for the living room and an Havannaoak for the bedrooms. Suggestive form sof architecture are introduced into the interior of the house thanks to afurniture design with plenty ofcurves.
We have to highlight the kitchen, with an A-cero design that follows the thread of the project. The finishingismade of wood and White Corian. The furniture in the house combines the A-cero designed ones with other elements chosen by the property, where simplicity and elegance are the general trend. The white color, flooding theroom, is mixed with warmer tonesin brownsand grays.
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The distribution of the house is done in three levels. The first floor has three en suite bedrooms, while the ground floor houses alarge living room,a guest toilet, kitchen with storage area, and a spacious master bedroom with dressing room. In the basement floor is situated the garage, service area and other facilities. On the outside, A-cero respects the existing vegetation on the plotandmakes apool with changing room.
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