A rational, transparent and oniric house that materializes in a mountain landscape, isolated and snow-covered. The candid and brilliant white of the crunching snow dialogues in continuity with the rigorous and at the same time intimate and enveloping interiors, declined in icy colors that tend to a pink that varies in gradation.
It is Winter House, the residential project inspired by the frosty but 'creaking' winter season, created by the digital artist Andrés Reisinger for the Metaverse. Designed in collaboration with the architect Alba de la Fuente, it is a virtual building with clear and precise shapes lined with restful dusty shades, to give back a sense of quiet, silence and tranquility, which from digital becomes real.
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Who is Andrés Reisinger
Among the most sought-after digital artists, the Argentine Andrés Reisinger creates projects with a distinctive and recognizable style in his studio in Barcelona. Defined by Forbes as one of the 30 Under 30 artists designing the future of art, he has an increasingly large and significant market, made up of international collectors, brands and galleries but also from the world of design, the most futuristic one, projected into an ever closer future, which wants to make 'imaginary objects' material.
Virtual projects interacting with the physical dimension
Some of Reisinger's - purely virtual works, which therefore exist only as 3D rendering but which nevertheless interact with the physical dimension of the project - belonging to the The Shipping collection which includes the famous Hortensia chair, have collected almost half a million dollars at an auction that was held in 2021. The exclusive ownership of the virtual pieces, which can be sold against a deed of purchase, is ensured by technology NFT based on blockchain.
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An architecture studio dedicated to the Metaverse
Displaying the characteristic oniric aesthetic of Reisinger, Winter House, a residential project that can be applied to any existing and future metaverses, represents another tangible step towards the digitalization of interiors and buildings, being the preliminary project of a metaverse architecture company Reisinger is establishing with other partners. A parallel (design) universe in which it will be possible to give shape to alternative existences (and houses) with respect to the physical and real dimension.
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Winter House: an inspired winter hideaway
The design of Winter House is centered on balance: seamlessly fusing the indoors and outdoors to create a winter hideaway. The general soothing atmosphere, warmed by a crackling fire, is created by the careful combination of different architectural movements. Inspired by tue German designer Dieter Rams' early 1960's designs, the building is supported by a large concrete structure that erupts from the soil; the imposing floating floor is juxtaposed with the glass walls that invite natural light to permeate the space.
Intimacy and seclusion
With clear floor to ceiling windows, nature becomes itself an integral part of the house. The residence’s contrasts and dualities are vital elements to create a distinctive habitat that revolves around intimacy and seclusion. The different areas of the house are designed to seem open, immersed in the icy and fairytale winter mountain landscape, but at the same time convey a sense of intimacy, welcome and warmth.
Spaces inhabited by quiet and different degrees of warmth
The interiors, airy and bright, are defined by furnishings and accessories, some designed by Andres Reisigner, others tailor-made, available in different pink tones that recall the sunset; together with carefully chosen materials, such as concrete, glass, metal, and beige, soft, soft and elegant finishes, create sophisticated combinations of textures and colors that offers varying degrees of warmth to each room.
The digital migration of Real Estate
Winter House is the second virtual home Reisinger and de la Fuente work together on; their creative and architectural visions find a harmony and collide in new ways of understanding and acknowledging spaces, marking new steps towards the digital migration of Real Estate. “We envisioned what the cold season could look like in the metaverse, gathered all the feelings of quietness, stillness and comfort we associate with winter with and translated them into a residential form” explains Reisinger