1413 House By Harquitectes Mimics A Stone Wall

Recycled stone and glass form the walls of the ‘1413 House’ in Spain, designed by award-winning Spanish architecture firm Harquitectes.
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Narch Designs A Semi-Transparent Home In Catalonia

Spanish studio Narch has designed ‘Calders House’, a semi-transparent house lined with bay windows for a family in a small village in Catalonia.
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Prefabricated house in rural Spain took just five hours to assemble

Baragaño Architects designed this prefabricated house made from galvanised steel, wood and slate in northwestern Spain to take only five hours to erect. The Spanish architecture studio built Casa Montaña as a second home for a British landscaper and his family in the remote and mountainous coastal region of Asturias. The modules took four months to be made in

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Sliding glass doors open concrete house by Narch to views of national park near Barcelona

This family home by Narch is crafted from concrete slabs, steel columns and sliding glazing that permits views out over a Spanish nature reserve. The Spanish architecture studio designed Calders House for clients with two young children for a plot in the small village of Calders, which sits on the edge of the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac

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Laura Ortín adds “aesthetically disobedient” extension to beachfront home in Spain

This faceted extension added to a holiday residence in Spain’s Alicante region features plywood-lined interiors and a picture window angled to frame a view of a nearby watchtower. The owners of the property in the town of Torre de la Horadada commissioned architect Laura Ortín’s Murcia-based studio to design a two-storey extension for use by

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Concrete portico provides sheltered outdoor space for pink brick house in Seville

Spanish studio Canales Lombardero designed this brick-clad house in Seville with a double-height concrete portico to connect its living spaces with the garden. The studio headed by Francisco González de Canales Ruiz and Nuria Alvarez Lombardero designed Perea Borobio House for a retired couple who needed a flexible space capable of accommodating visiting family. The

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Alejandro Valdivieso’s Casa Aljibe features curved living space built around an old well

Spanish architect Alejandro Valdivieso has repurposed a former water cistern near Madrid, transforming it into the basement of a house with a glass facade that curves around the original well. Casa Aljibe, which translates as Cistern House, is situated in the suburban district of Alpedrete, northwest of the Spanish capital. The underground cistern was built early

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TNA’s dream holiday home is an upside-down concrete pyramid

Takei Nabeshima Architects has released new renderings of its design for an extravagant concrete holiday home, which forms part of French developer Christian Bourdais’ Solo Houses series. The Tokyo-based practice, led by Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima, is one of the 15 firms commissioned by Bourdais to create an ultimate holiday home, which will eventually be built in Spain’s mountainous Matarraña region as part of his

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Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos transforms ruined buildings within walls of Spanish castle into light-filled homes

Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos has converted three houses within the walls of a 15th-century castle in the foothills of Spain’s Sierra de Gredos into a pair of brightly lit homes for a brother and sister. The houses sit within an arcade built by a former resident to link Toledo’s Oropesa castle with the neighbouring Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church. Lacking sufficient

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Solo House II by Office KGDVS encircles forested hilltop in Matarraña

This ring-shaped house threads between trees in a Catalonian forest, and is the second in a series of dream holiday homes designed by leading architects for the French developer Christian Bourdais. Brussels-based Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen designed the property for the development in the mountainous region of Matarraña, where Bourdais is planning to eventually build

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Floating steel staircase takes centre stage in granite house by Marcos Miguélez

A staircase featuring cantilevered treads connects the library and living room at the centre of this rough granite-clad house in the Spanish town of Magaz de Abajo. Local architect Marcos Miguélez was asked to create the first home for a young couple with an interest in contemporary architecture. Casa VMS occupies a triangular plot on the edge of the town, which

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Penelas Architects embeds glass and rusted-steel retreat in forest glade near Madrid

Entirely glazed walls ensure the owners of this residence designed by Penelas Architects are presented with the best possible views of a picturesque forest outside Madrid. Local studio Penelas Architects designed the two-storey Hidden Pavilion for a sloped clearing in a forest in Las Rozas – a township of Madrid – with the aim to create a space for meditation and retreat. The dense

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Gaztelu Jerez Arquitectos incorporates printing press and carpentry studio into house in northern Spain

The mint-green shutters, white walls and red tiled roof of this house and studio by Gaztelu Jerez Arquitectos reference the 1940s home it replaces near the Spanish city of Burgos. When local studio Gaztelu Jerez Arquitectos was asked to draw up plans to replace the deteriorating house, the architects wanted to ensure the new home fitted in with its surroundings. While concrete structures

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Zinc-covered bump creates double-height kitchen for San Sebastian home

A humped roof accommodates a tall glazed living space within this concrete house designed by Estudio Peña Ganchegui in San Sebastian. Spanish practice Estudio Peña Ganchegui designed Roteta House for an elongated plot in the coastal city in Spain’s Basque Country. The plot is bound on one side by a craggy stone escarpment and on its others by parking for cars

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DG Arquitecto Valencia reconfigures traditional Spanish townhouse

The original wooden doors and vaulted ceilings of this Valencian townhouse have been retained in renovation works carried out to improve its connection with a landscaped courtyard. The house dating from the early 20th century was refurbished by local studio DG Arquitecto Valencia, which reconfigured the internal and external spaces to better suit the needs

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Bunyesc Arquitectes updates old Spanish house with new polycarbonate facade

Bunyesc Arquitectes has transformed a house in northeast Spain into a low-energy building by adding a new polycarbonate plastic facade. The Lleida-based architecture studio aimed to improve living conditions in the old house, which is located in the town of Pessonada, by improving the building’s thermal efficiency. To achieve this, the team installed eight-layer polycarbonate panels to the outside of the building’s

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Marc Mogas slots prefab summer home into wooded slope in the Pyrenees

Spanish architect Marc Mogas created this prefabricated cottage in Spain’s Pyrenees mountains as a cost-effective summer retreat. Mogas designed the dwelling to be transported to the site in three modules. This helped to keep the project to its budget of €100,000 (£87,000) and allowed construction work to continue through the winter months. The pine-clad sections – one for bedrooms, another

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Sinuous buildings curve around tiered gardens in housing concept by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Curving blocks overlap to create the sinuous form of this conceptual house, designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos to frame seven tiered gardens in Spain. Fran Silvestre’s Valencia practice drew up plans for the residence for a plot in Spain’s southernmost region of Andalusia. The architects wanted the buildings to feel like a grotto or cave. “The project consists of a house with

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Sliding polycarbonate panels open up facade of Barcelona house by H Arquitectes

Sliding polycarbonate screens are set in front of the windows covering the stepped facade of this house in Barcelona by Spanish studio H Arquitectes. The property was designed by H Arquitectes for a plot on a street corner in the Cerdanyola del Vallès district, north of the city centre. The small site previously formed part of the garden of a house occupied by

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Studio Wet adds curved extension with ribbed details to 1950s house in Seville

This extension to a Seville house features curved corners and ribbed details, and was designed by local architects Studio Wet to create a large living room and kitchen adjoining the garden. Studio Wet designed the two-storey extension for a residence in Castilleja de la Cuesta – a town on the outskirts of the Spanish city. Built in the 1950s

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Gallery-like corridors connect blocks at 05 AM Arquitectura’s House in Valldoreix

Four interconnected volumes are arranged around a patio at this house in Barcelona province, which also incorporates corridors and voids for displaying art. The building is located in a residential area of the town of Valldoreix, prompting the architects to develop a design with its more open surfaces facing onto a secluded inner patio. The site’s sloping topography

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JFGS perches white box atop glass pavilion to create Casa Gallarda

A bright white box containing the private areas of this house in Spain’s Almería region rests on top of a glass-walled living space that provides uninterrupted views of the nearby Mediterranean Sea. Casa Gallarda is located in the small fishing town of Níjar and was designed by local architect José Francisco García-Sánchez (JFGS) as a holiday home for a

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See-through “ceramic curtain” creates green camouflage for Barcelona house by PMMT

A chequerboard screen of glazed ceramic tiles in various green hues wraps this house in Barcelona, helping it blend in with the surrounding gardens (+ slideshow). TR House was designed by local architecture office PMMT for a site in the grounds of an existing historic property, which previously belonged to the Indian consulate in Barcelona but More

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Four angular white volumes form house in Mallorca by Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab

Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab has completed a house on the Spanish island of Mallorca, made up of white blocks that are all oriented towards different viewpoints (+ slideshow). Palma-based Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab – OHLAB for short – designed MM House for a sloped site in Palma de Mallorca, aiming to make the most of the views available. The architects divided the building into four stepped boxes. They More

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OOIIO Architecture’s Casa ARM appears cut in half by a recessed entrance

This monochrome house in the Spanish town of Mora appears split in half by a narrow recessed entrance, which extends from the street to a garden and pool at the rear (+ slideshow). Madrid studio OOIIO Architecture designed Casa ARM to complement its low-rise neighbours on a quiet street in the town, which is located in Spain’s More

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Finger-like blocks create secluded “micro-spaces” for Madrid residence by Abiboo Architecture

This Madrid residence by Abiboo Architecture comprises a series of stacked volumes that taper out into the grounds to create secluded terraces for its famous owner (+ slideshow). Abiboo Architecture designed the house for a sportsman who wishes to remain anonymous. The pockets of space between these finger-like volumes contain a flood-lit tennis court, as well as a small outdoor pool, and More

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Z4Z4 commissions sci-fi photoshoot for half-sunken house in Madrid

Three corrugated cylinders are raised on stilts above subterranean living spaces and gardens to form this Madrid house by Z4Z4, which is captured in a science-fiction-inspired photoshoot (+ 360-degree videos). Z4Z4 founder Rafael Beneytez designed Tobogan House for a client who wanted an unconventionally shaped home. She wanted her family to be able to comfortably spend time together, but also some have privacy from each More

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Aluminium House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos features a grand roof terrace and swimming pool

This top-heavy house in Madrid by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos features a roof terrace that spans the entire width of the building and extends out towards a swimming pool (+ movie). The Valencia-based firm wanted the two-storey-high Aluminium House to appear smaller than it actually is. To achieve this, they tried to make the top level feel like the main More

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La Errería designs a facade that angles in and out for House F&M in Spain

The facade of this house in the Spanish town of Novelda is divided into three sections that are each angled to make the most of the available views and sunlight (+ slideshow). House F&M was designed by Luis Navarro Jover and Carlos Sánchez García of local architecture studio La Errería for a young couple looking More

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Kauh completes housing complex in Spain with large circular openings in the walls

Circular openings form entrances and windows for this housing development in the Spanish town of Conil de la Frontera, designed by Seville studio Kauh (+ slideshow). The Las Trece Rosas development creates 20 housing units on the edge of the town, which sits on Spain’s southern coast. The neighbourhood is defined by a diverse mixture of residential schemes and More

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Stone-covered blocks make up staggered Spanish residence by OOIIO Architecture

OOIIO Architecture has applied varying tones of stonework to the irregularly stacked blocks that make up this house in central Spain (+ slideshow). The building comprises a series of rectilinear volumes that are staggered in arrangement, vary in scale, and boast different tones and textures. The Madrid studio wanted the surfaces to resemble the faceted crystal formations found in minerals, so wrapped them in More

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Ca na Maria is a bright white Ibiza home with an assortment of protruding windows

Architects Laura Torres Roa and Alfonso Miguel Caballero have completed a countryside home punctured with irregular concrete-framed windows in rural Ibiza (+ slideshow). The duo wanted to create a building with an interior protected from the harsh Mediterranean sun but still intimately connected to the outside, allowing residents to enjoy the warm southern climate. The result is a simple More

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“Schizophrenic” house in rural Spain provides separate winter and summer lodgings

Metal and plastic shutters cover the walls of this residence in Spain’s Catalonia region, which is split in two parts to provide seasonal quarters for a family (+ slideshow). Brooklyn studio Fake Industries Architectural Agonism and local architecture firm Aixopluc worked together on the 330-square-metre residence, which sits in a hazel-tree field on the outskirts of Alforja – a rural town More

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Casa 1217 by H Arquitectes features rooms that can be indoors or outdoors

Both levels of this holiday house on Spain’s Costa Brava feature rooms that can be completely opened out to the elements, allowing residents to make the most of good weather (+ slideshow). Designed by Barcelona studio H Arquitectes, Casa 1217 is a private retreat for a couple in the seaside town of L’Escala. The clients wanted to take advantage of More

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GilBartolomé Architects creates cavernous “Gaudiesque” residence with a zinc-shingled roof

A wavy zinc-covered roof covers the front of this residence by Madrid practice GilBartolomé Architects, which is dug into a steep cliff face overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Spain’s Granada province (+ slideshow). The property called House on the Cliff was designed by architects Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolomé for a young couple who bought a difficult hillside plot, which has a More

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Clavel Arquitectos creates extreme concrete cantilever for Crossed House in Spain

The upper storey of this concrete house by Clavel Arquitectos cantilevers out from the lower story by 10 metres, stretching towards mountain views in Spain’s Murcia region (+ slideshow). The residence is set within an area of Molina de Segura that is expected to become densely developed in the coming years. So Manuel Clavel Rojo’s studio sought to create a More

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Daniel Valle Architect separates adults from children inside Hernandez Residence in Madrid

Daniel Valle Architects created a triangular notch in the roof of this sandstone-clad residence in Madrid, helping to visually separate the part used by the clients and the part occupied by their children (+ slideshow). Spanish architect Daniel Valle and his team wanted to create a layout that would allow the Hernandez family a degree of independence from each other as they age. The question that More

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Mesura adds red brick extension with scalloped roofline to Alicante residence

Curving vaults create a scalloped roofline for this red brick house extension completed by Barcelona studio Mesura in Alicante, Spain (+ slideshow). Photographer Eduardo Iborra Wicksteed and his wife Belinda asked Mesura to extend their home, named IV House, which is located in the countryside outside the city of Elche. The area’s hot and humid climate led the architects to design More

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Whitewashed stone and glazed tiles feature in renovated Spanish farmhouse by Arquitectura-G

Barcelona studio Arquitectura-G has revamped a country house with a “labyrinthine character” into a family home featuring a tile-covered kitchen, a spiral staircase and a secluded swimming pool (+ slideshow). Located in Empordà, a countryside region in the east of Catalonia, the old farmhouse had seen decades-worth of adaptions and extensions. Arquitectura-G was tasked with bringing a sense More

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PYO Arquitectos transforms Spanish farmstead with board-marked concrete and pale stone

PYO Arquitectos has converted an stone stable block and farmhouse in north-western Spain into a holiday residence for a family with four daughters (+ slideshow). Located in Spain’s Asturias principality, Casa Tmolo had been derelict for over 50 years and was in need of complete renovation. So the Madrid-based PYO Arquitectos remodelled the two blocks that make up the More

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Strips of grey marble clad Granada residence by Ariasrecalde Taller de Arquitectura

Boxy marble-clad bays project from this family home by Ariasrecalde Taller de Arquitectura, which completes a terrace in Granada, Spain (+ slideshow). A surplus of grey marble at a local production plant lead the Granada practice run by Luis Gonzalo Arias Recalde to cover the facade of A&T House in the material. The narrow strips of marble frame deeply recessed More

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Taller Basico de Arquitectura completes House for a Man and a Tree in Spain

The facade of this private guesthouse in northern Spain extends out to become a fence, enclosing a large tree that was already growing in the garden (+ slideshow). Spanish office Taller Basico de Arquitectura was tasked with creating the small guesthouse for the garden of a family property in Mutilva, Navarre. The team named the project House for a Man and a More

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Cantilevered timber house by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes overlooks Barcelona mountains

A long strip of glazing runs along the front of this cantilevered Spanish house by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, giving the two siblings who inhabit it views of a mountain range near Barcelona (+ slideshow). The two sisters commissioned Barcelona studio Alventosa Morell Arquitectes to design the timber house named Casa LLP, which looks out over the Collserola mountains […]

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The Spaceship Home by NOEM is a shiny elevated structure influenced by sci-fi movies

Barcelona studio NOEM has designed a home for a film director and science-fiction fan that resembles a spaceship raised above its forested site in a suburb of Madrid (+ slideshow). The Spaceship Home is located in the La Moraleja neighbourhood to the north of the Spanish capital and was designed by NOEM for a client […]

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Sunflower House comprises ten cubes pointed in different directions

Located on a cliffside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this house by Cadaval & Solà-Morales is a cluster of 10 cubes that are each oriented towards a different viewpoint (+ slideshow). Cadaval & Solà-Morales, an architecture studio based in both Spain and Mexico, designed the two-storey residence as a home for a couple in a fishing village […]

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Casa El Bosque is a house flanked by stone walls on the edge of a Spanish forest

This house in Spain by architect Ramón Esteve is fronted by solid stone walls, behind which rooms are organised around a swimming pool and terrace (+ movie). Ramón Esteve, whose studio is based in Valencia, designed the residence for a site in nearby Chiva. Entitled Casa El Bosque, the property takes its name from the pine forest that surrounds the plot, which […]

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Arquitectura-G’s Casa Luz features terracotta surfaces and a glazed courtyard

Terracotta tiles, balcony corridors and a secluded courtyard all feature at this renovated Spanish home, for which Barcelona studio Arquitectura-G has been awarded the European Union’s Emerging Architect prize (+ slideshow). The property is located in the rural village of Cilleros on Spain’s western border. A decline in the area’s population had left this and many other homes abandoned, so a local heritage […]

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Arnau Vergés builds concrete outbuilding for 17th-century Spanish farmhouse

A grassy lawn grows on top of this board-marked concrete farm building by Spanish architect Arnau Vergés, which is set into a slope beside an old stone house in rural Catalonia (+ slideshow). Arnau Vergés was asked to create a multi-purpose outbuilding next to a 17th-century farmhouse in La Vall d’en Bas, a municipality in eastern Spain, as part of a renovation […]

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Rue Space’s Casa #20 features a four-tiered facade of translucent glass

Each room of this townhouse in Spain is a separate block with a translucent frontage, which together create a stepped facade that glows after dark (+ slideshow). Local firm Rue Space slotted the house into a six-metre-wide gap between the party walls of two existing structures in Cintruénigo, a town in the wine-making region of Navarra. Related story: SAU Taller […]
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SAU Taller de Arquitectura’s Casa Migdia features sliding screens and a moveable wall

This house in Spain has triple-layer facades that allow varying degrees of light and privacy, and features a bedroom that can be hidden or revealed with the help of a sliding wall. Casa Migdia is a single-family home in Granollers, designed by Spanish studio SAU Taller de Arquitectura in response to a brief that called for plenty […]
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Anna and Eugeni Bach extend gabled stone house with skeletal framework

A skeletal framework that can be covered with screens or climbing plants extends from the gable end of this house in rural Spain, designed by architects Anna and Eugeni Bach (+ slideshow). The MMMMMS House was designed by Barcelona-based Anna and Eugeni Bach for a new development on the outskirts of the village of Camallera, where local planning […]
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H Arquitectes inserts courtyard home between two existing Spanish houses

A red brick wall spans the gap between two crumbling facades on a street in Catalonia, hiding a home by H Arquitectes with two courtyards and a central garden (+ slideshow). Wooden gates slide back from the lower storey of the brick facade, situated just outside Barcelona in the centre of the old city of Granollers, into an enclosed […]
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Slabs of corduroy-textured concrete encase a Spanish home by Muka Arquitectura

Muka Arquitectura’s ribbed concrete residence completes the “first piece of the urban puzzle” for a largely undeveloped area of the Spanish city Ciudad Real (+ slideshow). The local branch of Muka Arquitectura designed the Fuensanta House for a solitary plot on outskirts of Ciudad Real. Related story: Concrete walls sink into the ground at VAUMM’s MNGB House […]
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Crescent-shaped pool skirts cylindrical house by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Spanish studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has completed a pool-side home near Valencia comprising a squat white cylinder with terraces set into deep voids in its walls (+ movie). Fran Silverstre Arquitectos designed Balint House for a site beside a golf course in the municipality of Bétera. Related story: Santorini Island retreat by Kapsimalis Architects features rooftop […]
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Alventosa Morell slots a four-storey house between two blocks in Barcelona

Squeezed between two existing buildings in Barcelona, this family home by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes features a steel frame, a timber facade and two street-facing balconies (+ slideshow). Spanish studio Alventosa Morell Arquitectes designed CP House for a 15-metre-long site in the Nou Barris district of Barcelona. Related story: Sliver House by Boyarsky Murphy Architects slots into a three-metre-wide space […]
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Casos de Casas’ plastic-clad house designed to adapt to all the Spanish seasons

Corrugated polycarbonate panels create varying levels of insulation around the exterior of this Spanish house by local architects Casos de Casas, designed to be comfortable for residents throughout the year (+ slideshow). The four-bed property, named Seasonless House, steps across the sloping terrain above the densely built city of Vinaroz, in the coastal province of Castellón. Related […]

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Five sprawling volumes make up Barcelona home by RTA-Office

Five box-shaped blocks radiate out from the centre of this Barcelona house by Spanish firm RTA-Office, separating living areas from the client’s workspace (+ slideshow). RTA-Office designed the 290-square-metre building, named House and Studio YC, in the village of Castellcir just outside Barcelona. Related story: Nanjing Road mixed use area by RTA-Office The space is arranged […]

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