Jellyfish Residence by Wiel Arets Architects

Jellyfish Home is a property found in Marbella, Malaga, Spain, and was by Wiel Arets Architects.

The house employs a minimalist strategy for its architecture and interior layout, offering it a clean, bright appear.


Jellyfish House by Wiel Arets Architects:

“Located in Marbella, on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, the Jellyfish House’s neighboring buildings block its see onto the nearby sea. Appropriately, it was chosen to cantilever the house’s pool from its roof, so that the seashore and sea can always be observed although sunbathing or swimming. The home is organized all around 2 paths of circulation: a ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ set of stairs, which intertwine and traverse the house’s 4 amounts of living. The ‘fast’ stair prospects from the exterior straight to the roof it is enclosed in glass, which physically separates it from the house’s interior, but it is simultaneously open to the exterior factors, so that sand is not brought into the home when returning from the beach. The ‘slow’ stair–whose lengthy treads and quick risers lend it its name–spans the total length of the residence, from ground floor major-entry to roof it is indoors nevertheless also open to the exterior factors, more amplifying the house’s capacity for ‘interiority’.

The house’s rooftop pool is cantilevered 9 m southwest–toward the Sierra Blanca mountain selection in the distance–and weighs nearly 60,000 kg. Outfitted with an infinity-edge, its water merges with the sea in the distance. This pool has a glass-bottom floor and a panoramic window at its interior facing edge, both of which are 6 cm thick the latter permits these in the kitchen to voyeuristically view these swimming, while a third window affords these in the kitchen a glimpse of the residing room, whose terrace extends underneath the cantilevered pool. The searing Spanish sun continually filters via the pool’s glass wall and floor, generating ripples of iridescent turquoise reflections during the whole house. As such, the pool can be noticed and seasoned from virtually all locations of the home. Integrated within the pool is an underwater bench, which traces its length and also integrates a pool cover, so that it is out of sight when the pool is in use.

5 bedrooms are situated throughout the home, with 2 guest bedrooms located on the basement degree that face outward onto an extensive private terrace for the exclusive use of visitors. As the ‘slow’ stair leads from the primary entry to the guest bedrooms below, this spot of the property is ready to perform as a separate entity. The kitchen is strung along the southern façade of the house’s very first floor, with all secondary appliances developed-into an adjacent and perpendicular hallway. The very first floor is also the place of the sauna and steam bath. A little services elevator also permits, for instance, foods and drink to be brought from the kitchen, or any other floor, up to the rooftop pool and terrace. This roof terrace functions an oversized and custom-created concrete table with an adjoining bench, which is contiguous to an angular chair for reclining whilst sunbathing.

The house’s framework is composed of poured in area white-concrete, supported by a single column at the appropriate-rear edge of its pool, and numerous smaller sized columns near the rear-dining terrace. All non-concrete walls have been constructed with glazing, which enables sunlight to permeate the home. Numerous bedroom closets, whose obverse face the ground floor hallway, are completed in translucent glazing to compound this sunlight diffusing approach. Oversized and accordion-like folding panels of translucent glazing adjoin every dining or entertaining area, which, when opened, primarily expands the house’s many regions of living by almost doubling their dimension.

All of the house’s audio-video equipment–such as its many Bose speakers–are recessed into its ceilings and walls, which permits them to disappear within their context small noticed. Lighting illuminates all corridors and staircases, as nicely as underwater within the pool, guaranteeing the rippling results of its reflections that shimmer via its glass floor and wall can also be knowledgeable all through the property at night. Taking full advantage of the ever-current Spanish sun, the Jellyfish Property is an avant-garde expression of luxurious residing as most of its façades can be opened, and as its staircases are primarily outside, the house’s ever shifting boundaries amongst inside and outdoors are curiously blurred.”

Images by: Jan Bitter

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