Rotonda House, Madrid
Alberto Campo Baeza 

Rotonda House, Madrid

Alberto Campo Baeza 

On a hill north of Madrid, with the sierra as backdrop in the distance, a house for Ana.

Once again, we try to build the loveliest house in the world.

And to capture the 360º panorama of the landscape, we propose a belvedere at the top of the house, where one can be in seventh heaven.

Supporting this belvedere, we build a two-story podium with local Colmenar limestone, and we carve out the required openings for windows, providing the rooms with light and ventilation.

Geometrically, the structure is based on a 12x12m square divided into nine 4x4m squares. Like an exercise from Durand’s Précis des leçons d’Architecture. With a certain Palladian flavor.

On the south-facing ground floor, a spacious living room is protected by a light veranda. The floor plan stretches on to a pool at the edge. The main entrance is on the north facade. It is flanked by a large kitchen and the dining room. At the center of this level, a 4x4m square is the main foyer, through which the staircase and the elevator are accessed. Upstairs are the bedrooms at all four corners.

Supporting this construction on a hill is a concrete podium, in a color matching the stone.  

Promotor Developer
José Manuel Sánchez Mirón

Arquitecto Architect
Alberto Campo Baeza

Arquitectos colaboradores Collaborators
Ignacio Aguirre López, Alejandro Cervilla García, Tommaso Campiotti, Elena Jiménez Sánchez, Alfonso Guajardo-Fajardo Cruz, María Pérez de Camino Díez, Francesc Abajo, Sara Fernández de Trucios, Joan Suñé, David Vera García

Aparejador Quantity surveyor
Francisco Melchor

Estructura Structure
Andrés Rubio Morán

Ingeniería Engineering
Francisco Armesto

Contratista Contractor
Serviteco S.L.

Fotos Photos
Javier Callejas