Cesar Manrique 'Lava Man' his first home on Lanzarote near Tachine
Fri 23 Oct 2015 15:20
Cesar qualified with a professorship in fine arts in Madrid and spent two years in New York before spending the rest of his life on his home island. He loathed concrete jungles and mass intrusion on the island. While valuing the benefits of tourism for the island he wanted a harmonious tourist architecture that fitted in with the natural beauty of the island. He built his first home within lava bubbles whose roofs had caved in and were linked by corridors in the lava flows from Mount Corona. Very comfy it is too, designed for relaxing living.