A plot within a neighborhood full of harsh, sharp angles is now the setting for a home covered in soft, bulbous panels, giving it a strange futuristic appearance. S-House by SDeG architects rebels against the typical grid format that surrounds it, focusing instead on a feeling of cushioned comfort.
The thickened concrete envelope is more than just a style statement; it’s twin-walled to form air gaps between the outdoor and indoor spaces, keeping the interior cool even during the hottest days of summer.
Constructed of lightweight, cast-in-situ ferroconcrete on wood, fiberglass and steel sheet-molds, the house is lighter in weight than it appears, crafted mostly by masons rather than mechanical processes to cut costs.
An internal courtyard complete with a sparkling turquoise swimming pool provides a private space for the family to enjoy, while also looking out onto the landscape.
Inside, bright white surfaces, glass walls, curving staircases and cantilevered walkways give the home an open feel that’s enhanced by all of the daylight streaming in through the many eye-like windows.