house AT in l’ametlla del valles

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Casa_Ametlla_5[all images courtesy of MIRAG| photography jordi surroca]

spotted this suuuuper stylish private house while browsing buro24/7 (which, another super stylish website you definitely want to check it out). designed by barcelona-based architecture office MIRAG, the building is cladded in black and white – so minimal and so well curated in every details.

one side of the dwelling is the street and neighborhood, the other side is view to the pine wood. in respond to the context, the design of the building has its back side face to the vehicular traffic and open up the other side to the natural wood land.

project description from MIRAG:

” The house is located in L’Ametlla del Vallès in a sloping plot.

To the east, there is a street and a group of neighbouring private houses; to the west, views to the pinewood. In this environment, the intent of the building is to turn its back to the vehicular traffic and to open itself to the surroundings.

Making the most of the characteristics of the plot, we placed the parking area in the street level in order to dispose the habitable spaces in the floor -1, where there is a direct access to the garden and a visual connection to the pine forest of L’Ametlla. Since all the spaces in this floor are arranged in parallel, every room enjoys natural light: bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, dinning room and living room. The only space located in the street floor is the studio, which serves as a sort of buffer area between the parking and the living room.

The house has two façades. The street façade is opaque, dark, wave-like. Featuring just a window and a door, it isolates the house from the road and the passers-by. The garden façade is the polar opposite: it has big windows and is immensely bright. The broken lines that form the façade, as well as the composition of the apertures, all respond to the lighting needs of the inner spaces. ”




Casa_Ametlla_10[all images courtesy of MIRAG| photography jordi surroca]

also it is confirmed again : tom dixon’s beat lights always look so incredible and stunning no matter where you spot them. you just never get tired of that design.

+ don’t forget to stop by MIRAG’s website if you are in need of clean, minimal, modern architecture design inspiration.

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