Elii Architects’ beautifully angular House of Would in Pedrezuela, Spain is contoured to fit the sloping land of a plateau overlooking the Spanish countryside. A modern-day House of Seven Gables, the House of Would is composed of seven wooden modules centered around an inner courtyard that is irrigated by rainwater collected from the roof. Each of the modular pieces is used for a separate domestic area, making it easy to rearrange or add to the modules in the future without disrupting the inner workings of the home.
The modules in the House of Would are circled up like a wagon caravan, each adapting to the uneven land beneath them, while creating a private and shading central yard for residents to relax in. The modules undulate with the land, creating a mimicry between architecture and earth. Internal bridges connect the segments from one elevation to the next.
The modules are joined together with a slatted wooden envelope, creating natural ventilation and air flow to the inside, while unifying the separate segments. The sloping roofs are arranged to collect and divert rain to water the garden in the central courtyard. The higher, less inclined roofs serve as sunbathing platforms for the residents to enjoy.
By joining the seven separate modules, different spaces are created within the home, allowing for public and private interaction. Terraces overlook the valley below, while other modules bring residents in direct contact with the environment. The versatile home is poised for change, expansion and adaptability.
Via Arch Daily