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Casa Lasso

Client Ms. Reyes Fernandez
Date 2005
Size 2,500 m2
Budget €1,500,000
Collaborator SCAPE STUDIO

This 2,500-square-foot residential structure, located near the small village of Trasierra, sits halfway between the Basque country and Galicia on Spain’s Northern Atlantic coast. Emerging from windswept former farmland overlooking the Gulf of Biscay, Casa Lasso intertwines built structure with the landscape. This occupation forms a figure eight along the site’s longest diagonal and aligns itself with prevailing wind patterns.

The structure is composed of a series of hinges or vertical axes occurring at the moment of crossing of the figure eight. This technique defies and rejects standard projective geometries which focus on elevations and facades, in favor of an alternative composition that develops about the axis and the spaces in-between.  In the open quadrants of the nexus, rather than conventionally central or linear typologies, Casa Lasso defines a new model for cohabitation.