A Modern Renaissance Master: Alberto Campo Baeza
There is something of the Renaissance in the work of Alberto Campo Baeza, who wields light like a torch.
Gaspar House is the early work of the inspirational Spanish architect who founded the Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza.
In plan, the Gaspar house perimeter forms a square of four walls, divided inside into three equal strips, a covered space in the center, daylit by a courtyard to each side.
His refined works play with a special relationship between the air and light, and metaphysical ideas made real.
Because only the central strip is covered, within the enclosed perimeter, viewing courtyards are created on both sides of the house.
I’ve covered the work of the Baezo studio before in“In Between Cathedrals” which has a stark eco-conscious 21st century spirituality.
It is set between two ornate cathedrals that hail from an earlier and more confidently human-centric age.
And the incredible, surreal Rufus House – which is a reinterpreted Renaissance mystery with continuous horizontal space.
Seeing it all together illuminates a connection of why I have been so drawn to these works.
Like the horizontal public piazzas of the Renaissance, these are minimal spaces used as a kind of filter to display the central metaphysical mystery of life.