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House of the Infinite by Alberto Campo Baeza

Javier Callejas

On a marvelous place like a piece of earthly paradise, at Cádiz, Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has built the ‘House of the Infinite‘. At the very edge of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the sea unites the new and the old continent, emerges a stone platform. There Alberto Campo Baeza erected the house as if it were a jetty facing out to sea. A house that is a podium crowned by an upper horizontal plane. On this resoundingly horizontal plane, bare and denuded, we face out to the distant horizon traced by the sea where the sun goes down.


To materialize this elevated horizontal plane, which is the main living room of the house, the architects built a large box with 20 meters of frontage and 36 meters deep. And under those first 12 meters they excavated two floors in the solid rock to develop the whole living space.


A monumental wall marks the boundary line between the landscape and the terrace. Beyond this, a swimming pool is sunken into the surface, while a grand staircase leads down inside the house.

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