There are only two kinds of ideas: those that never come to fruition and those that become reality. The Casa Etérea is definitely part of this second category.
Casa Etérea is a home born entirely from the mind of Singaporean writer and designer Prashant Ashoka and built-in Mexico, twenty minutes from the city of San Miguel de Allende and surrounded by nature. Inspired by the concept of “emotional architecture”, by the architect Luis Barragán and the sculptor-painter Mathias Goéritz, the house goes far beyond the traditional idea we have.
Prashant’s project, in fact, is presented as a small structure developed exclusively on one floor and that does not have partitions inside. The different rooms of the house follow one another side by side, from the living room to the bedroom, ending with the bathroom with a bathtub. This lack of delimitation continues with the surrounding nature: the huge sliding doors connect the interior with the patio, equipped with a heated swimming pool, which in turn overlooks an endless expanse of olive trees and rocks.
Being in the middle of nature, to ensure all the necessary comforts, Casa Etérea is equipped with both solar panels and a rainwater collection system.
But the main feature, the one that immediately jumps to the eye looking at the photos, is another. The house is covered with mirrored panels that reflect everything around and that, above all, play with the bright and sunny colors of the day and the darker ones of the night.
You could say that in this way Casa Etérea shags, hidden by the same nature that is reflected on its walls.