Andrew Michler

Enproyecto Arquitectura's Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises

by , 07/24/11

Located on the outskirts of a small agricultural village, the house is surrounded by cherry fields and is graced by a sweeping view of the coast. Zoning only allows for a 25 square meter building (usually for tool storage) and a 50 square meter underground cistern, so most of the house is actually subterranean. A studio, bath, and bedroom make up the lower living space and are lit by two clever skylights that double as benches on the adjacent patio/roof. The main floor is a simple open space with a kitchen at one end and a living room which opens to the views at the other. Tucked under the shed roof is a small bedroom loft.

While simple in design the home gets high marks for its refined finishes. The interior is cleanly constructed with black painted steel, wood floors and ceilings and white wall panels. A thick wall is actually made up of storage units where the inset window becomes a small alcove. The exterior is made from dry stacked locally sourced stone which integrates the home into the sparse landscape, full of old stone walls. The thick walls allow windows to be smartly inset to the interior with steel frames wrapped by the stone, cutting off the hot daytime sun. The stone also absorbs daytime heat and re-emits it at night, regulating the interior temperature through the year.

+ Enproyecto Arquitectura

Via Architzer

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3 Comments

  1. crazykopite August 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

    This is the type of build I am looking for what was the cost of build it looks really cool design

  2. ESARQ_UIC June 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Para quienes tiene intereses en temas medioambientales y arquitectura sostenible, la ESARQ-UIC (Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura) http://www.uic.es/esarq cuenta con la Cátedra CEIM de Edificación Industrializada: la sensibilización medioambiental del sector de la edificación define unas nuevas pautas en las actitudes, las estrategias de las empresas, los usuarios y los profesionales del sector. La cátedra promueve la cooperación en un área científico-tecnológica más amplio que la que pueda establecerse en un proyecto de I+D, con tres ámbitos claros de actuación: la formación, la generación de conocimiento y la transferencia de tecnología y conocimiento. Si quieres saber más, no dudes en visitarnos!

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