The conceptual residence Casa Brutale, by OPA, standout for its simplicity, on the high cliffs above the Aegean Sea, in Greece.
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The sea-facing Casa Brutale by OPA (open platform for architecture), defined by three concrete walls that form the main living space, letting in plenty of light.
According to the architects:
“Casa Brutale is a geometrical translation of the landscape. It is an uncladded statement on the simplicity and harmony of contemporary architecture. It is a chameleonic living space, created to serve its owner and respect the environment. It is the inverted reference to Casa Malaparte, encased and protected by the tender earth that has hosted the human civilization for millennia. It is a complete study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering, which thoroughly detailed, awaits solely for its realisation.
Casa Brutale is OPA’s challenging vision of innovative architecture, where innovation refers to long forgotten terms such as ambience and materiality . Its subtle form allows for the magnificent view and the game of light and shadow to take center stage. The residence is constructed with simple materials: wood, glass and concrete, the convergence of the surrounding earth and water. The landscape is integral to the underlying concept, since elements penetrate and prevail over the construction. The roof of Casa Brutale, a glazed bottom swimming pool, is a continuation of the poetic Aegean sea and in perfect communication with the vast blue of the Greek sky.”