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A Modern Renaissance Master: Alberto Campo Baeza

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There is something of the Renaissance in the work of Alberto Campo Baeza, who wields light like a torch.

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Gaspar House is the early work of the inspirational Spanish architect who founded the Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza.

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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.

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His refined works play with a special relationship between the air and light, and metaphysical ideas made real.

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Because only the central strip is covered, within the enclosed perimeter, viewing courtyards are created on both sides of the house.

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I’ve covered the work of the Baezo studio before in“In Between Cathedrals” which has a stark eco-conscious 21st century spirituality.

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It is set between two ornate cathedrals that hail from an earlier and more confidently human-centric age.

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And the incredible, surreal Rufus House – which is a reinterpreted Renaissance mystery with continuous horizontal space.

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Seeing it all together illuminates a connection of why I have been so drawn to these works.

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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.

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