Four Seasons House

Berrocal / Spain / 2013

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This is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and where absolutely everything happens in yellow.
In spring poke all yellow flowers.
In the summer, yellow cereal is yellow harvested in a yellow Castilian heat.
Fall only comes here in yellow, millions of tiny ash leaves that die in a lingering and dry yellow.
In winter, yellow insists in glowing flashes of yellow lichen on the gray trunks of ash trees.
And here every machine is yellow, the signs are yellow, everywhere yellows...
We bought a meadow in this landscape 15 years ago, and after 12 years of yellow contemplation, we decided to build a tiny house there, a refuge, a piece of landscape as a frame, a small inhabited threshold with two views, east and west.
To the west, a nearby view of rocks, moss, brambles and ancient ash. And to the east, the distant dawn over the yellow mountains.
This double view and the thinking body finished to draw the house.
Everything is small, everything is short, everything has a tiny scale.
From outside, the view slides over the house.
The eye only stops at a yellow gate guarding the doorway, and a yellow chimney that warms it, the rest is invisible.
And when sitting, stopping in the doorway, the house disappears and the world continues in yellow.

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Este es un paisaje humanizado de prados, tapias, fresnos, arroyos, un paisaje de pequeña escala, de mínimos, casi doméstico y donde todo, absolutamente todo ocurre con acentos amarillos. 
En primavera asoman amarillas todas las flores,
En verano amarillo el cereal, la cosecha, amarillo es el calor castellano,
El otoño solo llega aquí en el amarillo de los fresnos; millones de hojas diminutas que mueren en un persistente y reseco amarillo. 
En invierno el amarillo insiste en refulgentes fogonazos de líquenes amarillos sobre los troncos grises de los fresnos.
Y amarillas on aquí las máquinas, amarillos los mojones, amarillo todo.
En este paisaje compramos un prado hace 15 años, y después de 12 años de contemplación amarilla, decidimos construir allí una casa, un refugio, un trocito de paisaje como un marco, un pequeño umbral habitado con dos miradas a este y oeste.
Al oeste, una mirada cercana de rocas, musgos, zarzas y fresnos centenarios.
Y a este, el amanecer lejano sobre el escorzo de la sierra amarillenta.
Esa doble mirada y el cuerpo terminaron de dibujar la casa.
Todo es pequeño, todo es breve, todo tiene una escala diminuta.
Desde fuera la mirada resbala por encima de la casa:
El ojo solo se detiene en una puerta amarilla que guarda el umbral, y una chimenea amarilla que lo calienta, lo demás, es invisible.
Y al sentarse, al detenerse en el umbral, la casa desaparece y prosigue el mundo en amarillo
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    yellowThis is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and where absolutely everything happens in yellow.In spring poke all yellow flowers.In the summer, yellow cereal is yellow harvested in a yellow Castilian heat.Fall only comes here in yellow, millions of tiny ash leaves that die in a lingering and dry yellow.In winter, yellow insists in glowing flashes of yellow lichen on the gray trunks of ash trees.And here every machine is...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Country houses/cottages
    Lovers 109 users