Based on the Casa Codina house by A4 Estudio, the Winter House visualized by Black Haus is depicted in a perfect snow covered dream. The landscape was designed to create maximum contrast between the icy outdoors and the warmth of the lit interior. With the cognitive sensation of tingling noses and fingertips ignited, as our eyes reached the warm light box of color amidst the bleak landscape, we’d say they achieved their objective.
The actual Casa Codina house is situated in the city of Mendoza, Argentina, where the inhabitants enjoy a typically continental climate. In fact, the Latin American house was designed to utilize good weather conditions for a greener way of living. The courtyard that forms the centre of the structure was designed for environmental benefits in the interior spaces of the house that surround the garden perimeter. With all of this in mind, placing a home of this style onto a stark snowy landscape somehow just works. Imagine turning those lights down low, warming your hands around a mug of cocoa and watching the snow fall… bliss.