Casa de Retiro Espiritual / Emilio Ambasz
Casa de Retiro Espiritual is a private residence of Spiritual Retreat, designed in 1975 and built in 2000 in north of Seville. This is perhaps Ambasz’s most powerful work that best understands his vision of architecture concept.
Architects: Emilio Ambasz & Associates
Location: Cordoba, Seville, Spain
Photographs: Michele Alassio, Courtesy of Emilio Ambasz & Associates
From the architects:
An ambulatory defines the patio’s other two sides, and serves as a transition between the house and the patio. The house consists, simply, of a large continuous space, contained by sinuous walls, with different areas defined by smooth cavities excavated into the floor and echoed by the ceiling above. Floor and perimeter walls are covered with delicately colored small glass tiles, washed by the soft, diffused light descending from the skylights and the breezy light entering from the small curvilinear patio counterpointing the orthogonal one…….