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Casa Verde, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain (1997)

Casa Verde, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain (1997)

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People

  • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
  • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
  • Iñaki Abalos (architect)
  • Juan Herreros (architect)
  • Mariano Maqueda (client)
  • Olga Montón (client)

Title

Casa Verde, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain (1997)

Dates of creation

1995-1999, predominant 1997-1998

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 94 reprographic copies
  • 91 printouts
  • 74 drawings
  • 5 photographic materials
  • 0,01 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

The project series documents the design of the “Green House” for Mariano Maqueda and Olga Montón, in Pozuelo de Alarcón, in the Community of Madrid, Spain. The firm identified this project as number 103.

“The project is located in a typical bit of middle-class suburbia, in which low-density housing, wasteland, amenities and clumps of pine trees intermingle, giving form to the idea of an urban existence that is in contact with nature. [Abalos & Herreros] decided to be extremely direct and to stress this aspiration by using gardening techniques. In fact, the house as a whole can be understood as an example of a giant ars-topiaria, an idea that is not at odds with the fact that it will be lived in by a landscape architect. The sloping topography is taken advantage of to build a house that has continuity with the natural environment, avoiding differentiation between the house and the terrain: the whole house is garden and the whole garden is house. The project is, then, a topological mechanism for arranging and modeling the land so as to increase and to obtain maximum enjoyment from the landscape’s weaker stimuli: the pine trees, the near-by stream, the setting of the sun over the skyline of Madrid from the house’s highest point… Natural views and artificial views: a green machine.” (ARCH270971)

Documenting the project are conceptual, design development and working drawings, forms, invoices and contracts.

Reference Number

AP164.S1.1997.D4

Location

Pozuelo de Alarcón Spain

Language of material

Spanish

Related units of description

  • Note that there are additional graphic materials, printouts, and 138 photographic materials related to this project arranged in series AP164.S2 and AP164.S3. See files ARCH277384, ARCH278245, ARCH278362, ARCH278365, ARCH278441, ARCH278485, ARCH268525, ARCH268541, ARCH268718, ARCH268725, ARCH270962, ARCH270963, ARCH270966, ARCH270971, ARCH270972, ARCH270973, ARCH270974, and ARCH274657. Other related material is also found in project series AP164.S1.1993.D2.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275353
    • Title: Conceptual and design development drawings, La Casa verde, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain
    • Dates of creation: between 1995 and 1999
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    Portfolio's title: Casa verde: casa Maqueda - Montón: 103 (Vivienda Olga y Mariano)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 portfolio(s)

    Technique and media:

    76 printouts, 59 reprographic copies, 48 drawings, 5 photographs

    Dimensions:

    portfolio: 38 × 50,7 × 3,5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Some plans are folded.

    Inscription:

    inscribed and labelled

    Location:

    Pozuelo de Alarcón Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278025
    • Title: Sketches, design development drawings and various textual records, La Casa verde, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain
    • Dates of creation: 1995, 1997-1998, predominant 1997-1998
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: Casa Verde / Casa Maqueda-Monton: contracto...

    Contains as well reference materials, COAM forms, invoices and a contract.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    26 drawings, 15 printouts, 14 reprographic copies

    Physical Description:

    - Some plans are folded.

    Location:

    Pozuelo de Alarcón Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-110-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278026
    • Title: Working drawings, La Casa verde, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain
    • Dates of creation: December 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    21 reprographic copies

    Location:

    Pozuelo de Alarcón Spain

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-110-002

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