Thomas Cravero: The villa is located in the heart of the Cambodian jungle a few kilometers from the city of Phnom Penh. The area of construction of the house is a naturally beautiful area, our proposal is to make a modern house that fits the natural environment that we have, that is to create a house that interacts with its visual towards the river and towards the area of abundant vegetation.
In order to generate a natural connection between landscape and architecture. The formal solution of the house is although dynamic of great simplicity, as a series of rectangular pavilions arranged around a central axis play with the levels, heights, slopes of the roofs and openings, resulting in an interesting structure that seems to float above the ground.
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The house is the result of the successful conjunction of two concepts that sometimes seem to be opposed: engineering and aesthetics, a conjunction that has resulted in an architecture of great efficiency and beauty in which the main protagonist is nature, which is introduced in practically all the spaces of the house.
We really need to create a house that has excellent relations with the exterior spaces, its galleries, its visuals and the connection with the sky.
We want to design illuminated spaces, with great visual connection with the environment and its vegetation. Wide spaces with good relations of pedestrian circulation, but at the same time an architecture never seen in the region of Cambodia.