Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Simple Box House in Spain by Murado & Elvira
This ultra modern house designed by the architects at Murado & Elvira. Espejo House located in Badajoz, Spain, puts a contemporary twist on a basic rectangular residence, incorporating rounded corners and a sleek, metal-clad envelope that lends the structure a look of clean simplicity. The house is like a box wrapped in white metal lines with rounded corners. The client desire to simultaneous contemplate the fire and the sunset, turning nature into a domestic object of affection. Sliding doors of pine wood act as shutters and are configured as a protective skin.
In the living room and the porch, light is filtered by the sliding doors and is screened through the roof. The color is introduced as an accent on certain points, like in the bathroom with a turquoise screen creating a turquoise atmosphere.
Butting up against the cool metal, sliding doors of rustic pine act as shutters, and can be completely opened or closed, depending on your mood or the weather on any given day. On further exploration of this cool design, white is a major player in its interior design. Vivid punches of color come in unexpected places – the turquoise bathroom, and the stop-dead-in-your-tracks red kitchen.