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22 Oct ’11

1001 Nights Villa By A-Cero | Residential Design


There usually isn’t a long interval between posts about  A-Cero’s projects. I am a big fan and in  love with their vision of volumes. Many might find them bulky and “dry” since they heavily rely on concrete and grey stones for their finishes. Scroll down to check out the remaining photos and enjoy the effects the architecture reveals when accompanied with beautiful lighting and an enormous swimming pool.

A-cero is a Spanish architecture firm which has recently completed the 1001 Nights House project. This 22,600 square foot contemporary concrete residence is located in Madrid, Spain.












1001 Nights House by A-cero:

“A-cero presents one of its more recent projects in single family properties.

It is a single family house located in a development in the outskirts of Madrid. Over a plot of 7000 m2 the building, with 2100 m2, rises with a high standard design answering the owners’ requirements.

The access, through the development walkway, is placed on a higher level. Here is the property, partially hidden by many curved walls that seem to elevate from some water sheets over a stone covering in white, grey and black shades, placed on purpose as a part of the landscape in this area of the plot. Besides its sculptural features, typical of the A-cero style, this side of the facade expects the integration of the building in the surrounding environment. A wide stone path, with water sheets on both sides, lead us to a huge black glass door that gives us access inside the property. In the garden, following the wishes of the owners, there are palms, pome granate trees and Middle East vegetation.

The rear facade of the house, the most visible, makes the most of the slight slope of the plot, where there is the porch, a pool and the garden. Almost all the views from the different rooms of the property are focused here, as the views of the lakes in the common areas of the development.

All the building is dressed in “black villar granite stone”. In this part of the property big windows, with hidden woodwork, are opened, achieving a lot of light for the inside space. In the porch, the window in the main living room, of 10 meters, is automatically hidden, connecting indoors and outdoors.

The passable area is made of white marble, the vase in the pool of blue gressite. The outside furniture is from the Rest collection by A-cero In.”


  1. Can’t really say it’s my taste, but I can appreciate it nonetheless! Great find!

    Comment by Danielle Baiz — 27 Oct ’11 @ 7:41 pm

  2. Amazing architecture!
    Lot of space for excellent living
    Congratulation to the designer!
    Godofredo Carlos Geyer

    Comment by Godofredo Geyer — 1 Jan ’12 @ 11:44 am

  3. Researching home designs was becoming quite dreadful for me until I came across A Cero Architecture. I marvel at their majestic structures and takes me somewhere else for a moment. I posted my third find last night and this one in lebanon was the third, and to my amazement you had the same three i posted over the last weeks on the bottom of this page on related posts…At least I know i share the same respect for these architectual elites…thanks for being so insightful…

    Comment by Rod Igo. — 10 May ’15 @ 3:54 pm

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