Iterare Arquitectos uses traditional materials inside Valencia’s House of Giants

Iterare Arquitectos has used traditional construction techniques and local materials to update a 100-year-old home in Valencia with a minimalist interior. House of Giants is located in Valencia’s El Cabañal neighbourhood, which was historically populated by fishermen. The three-storey home, which belongs to a local artist and engraver, has been designed by Iterare Arquitectos to […]

Hiha Studio breaks up linear apartment with curved corridor

A curved corridor with full-height doors slices through Hiha Studio‘s renovation of this ground floor home near Barcelona. Local architects Hiha Studio renovated the space, which previously had no outdoor space and suffered from a lack of light and ventilation, for the house’s owners. Built in 1925 and refurbished into a two-bedroom home in the 1960s, the […]

Casa Almudena designed by Jesús Perales to bring a family closer together

Spanish architect Jesús Perales created rooms that overlap in this house in Catalonia, to help the resident family spend more time together. Located near the Baix Penedès vineyards, Casa Almudena is the home of property developers Almudena Álvarez Sánchez and Jorge Ybarra Corpas, and their two children. Perales designed the single-storey property with almost no corridors. Rooms are […]

Beta Ø Architects completes overhaul of X House in Madrid

Spanish studio Beta Ø Architects has inserted a void and a permeable metal sculpture at the centre of this Madrid family home to let air and natural light flow through its interiors. Located in the city’s affluent El Viso neighbourhood, X House has been overhauled by locally based studio Beta Ø Architects to incorporate elements […]

Tuñón Arquitectos’ Casa de Piedra is formed of nine cube-shaped rooms

Tuñón Arquitectos has completed Casa de Piedra, a house in the town of Cáceres, Spain, which is built from solid stone and laid out in a grid of nine cube-shaped rooms. Casa de Piedra is built from local quartzite, with widows framed in granite. Located on a plot sloping slightly down towards the town, Tuñón […]

Nomo Studio clads Stone House in Menorca with limestone dug from its site

A patchwork of roughly hewn local stone and smooth plaster forms the facades of this house, designed by architects Nomo Studio to overlook the sea in Menorca. The Barcelona-based architects used limestone that was excavated from the foundations of Stone House for its facade. “In Stone House the strong concept lies in the facade composition and […]

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos builds walkable roof on top of glass house

An extruded T-shaped roof that is also a walkway covers a glazed box in this dramatic house designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Valencia, Spain. Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed Hoffman House so that its residents can walk along the rooftop and admire the surrounding landscape. Hoffman House, reminiscent of Modernist projects such as Philip Johnson’s […]

Family home by Hiha Studio features double-height rooms and rammed earth walls

Barcelona-based Hiha Studio removed floors and inserted lofty voids to create this light-filled family home in a northeastern Spanish village. Originally two separate houses connected by rammed earth party-walls, the house is made up of two narrow rectangular plots that measure around five metres wide and between 15 and 30 metres in length. Located in […]

Laura Álvarez Architecture transforms stone ruin into zero-energy Villa Slow

This holiday home in Spain by Laura Álvarez Architecture is built from the walls of a stone ruin and generates more energy that it consumes. Named Villa Slow, the dwelling replaces a former ruin found in rolling hills in the natural park of Valles Pasiegos. It is designed to have minimal impact on its environment, and […]

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