No, this is not the newest contemporary museum -- but a stunning single-residence home in Madrid, Spain. With a substantial green roof and a low profile, the energy-efficient home’s placement is very inventive. Behind the grey concrete walls is a high-design marvel tucked under the gently sloping landscape. Spotted on Plataforma Arquitectura, A-cero’s Concrete House II is a potent design with some substantial green features that help compensate for its sheer scale.
The project’s sloping walls and vegetated ramps hide a sizable home. The grey concrete further reduces the home’s visual impact and tucks the envelope behind a lush green facade. The planted exterior continues up top on a massive scale — the green roof is the sustainable star of the home, reducing the heat from the intense Spanish sun. It also provides habitat for animals while filtering rainwater runoff. Black boxes on the roof are solar thermal hot water tubes for domestic hot water.
Inside the 1600 square-meter you will find a striking modern interior that reflects the exterior’s angularity. Extraordinary detailing is found throughout the home as you can see in our slide show. Two living rooms, an indoor pool, and a glowing alabaster bar and tables — is it over-the-top or fantastic?
Photos by Luis H Segovia