Sustainability was one of the key components of the design and over its life period this cozy Spanish house is projected to cut out carbon emissions by as much as 50% when compared to regular residences of similar size. On the inside beautiful wooden surfaces clay plastered walls and exposed brick surfaces bring in ample textural contrast as one clearly notices a modern-rustic style.
Designed by PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office the contemporary home is spread across three different levels with the lowest floor housing the entrance a spacious hall and a home office along with a large parking space. The second is in line with the large garden and spa outside and seems to interact with the outdoors in a seamless fashion while it holds a family room playroom and additional bedrooms on the inside.
Glass walls coupled with wooden slats bring with them a sense of privacy without hindering the flow of light while the existing upgraded Victorian house at the front is given a smart facelift. Three bedrooms along with a bathroom are nestled in this part of the house even as the top level holds the master bedroom terrace and a spacious library.
Concrete wood glass and steel – there is plenty of contrast on offer at this beautiful escape even as each individual element effortlessly combines with the next to create a curated and refined contemporary structure. It is raw concrete that makes up the foundation and base of this modern cottage with white stained wood and glass assuming prominence while crafting the exterior. This gives the structure a refined contemporary appeal even while evoking images of classic chalets in the region that are clad in lime plaster.
Much of the original home was poorly lit and filled with awkward spaces and unnecessary internal partitions that blocked any flow of natural light. One of the first things that the architects did was to completely re-imagine the interiors and create a new floor plan where the old living room and entrance were transformed into the main bedroom and the chamfered corners were utilized to the hilt. The new living space and entrance are connected with the re-envisioned bedroom using a painted sliding door that blends into the walls that surround it!