Modern Silicom House in Madrid Peeks Out from a Leafy Allotment
The Silicom House peeks out from a gentle slope in Madrid that is surrounded by the allotment’s luscious greenery. The family home sits in a sunk-in design and to access it one has to go around gorgeous chestnuts, oaks, elms, acacias, bamboo and some fruit and nut trees like figs, orange trees, chestnuts and bananas. Although it is surrounded by nature, the shelter stands out for its beautiful design and vibrant colors, including red, bold blue, neon yellow and clementine orange.
The roof platform was built from rubber and covered with non-slippery, bouncy, recycled plastic mats. The interior decoration is sleek and modern, getting plenty of natural light through its glazed skin. Far from your average ‘shoebox home’ Selgas Cano’s design has zero right angles and a wonderful perspective of nature.
Photos by Pablo Zuloaga, Iwan Baan and Roland Halbe
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