By Magaly • Mar 15, 2018
This single-family house, located in the Province of Girona in Spain, was designed by the local architectural firm in 2017. The project, which occupies approximately 300 square meters, was under the leadership of architects Antonio Alonso, Martín Ezquerro, Ignacio López Alonso, Marc Zaballa, and Manel Morante.
At first glance, its columns and white walls contrast beautifully with the blue sky, inviting us to enter and enjoy its wide and illuminated spaces bathed in natural light. The wide glass walls reveal two private side patios. These diagonal openings in the wall extend the view through the main structure, connecting it to the landscape.
The richness of space is enclosed in traditional austere materials. The walls are regularly blank. As it happens in modernist houses, there is sometimes a minimum of glazing between the openings in the wall.
Its high concrete ceiling adds to the home’s abundant elegance, making it look flamboyant.
The architecture of the house is perfectly adapted to the place and the land on which it is located.
In the back garden, we find a huge swimming pool that invites us to refresh ourselves in those days of terrible heat, surrounded fantastic views over the green areas that envelop the home.
By Magaly • Mar 14, 2018
This modern house, with lush and green outdoor spaces, has been designed by the firm by the hand of its architect Rena Sakellaridou in the city of Athens, Greece.
The area, which has 240 square meters, is hidden behind a garden with a dense collection of trees. It is formed by a concrete base, a white metal structure, and a characteristic tunnel-esque structure, which houses the rooms. The opening on both sides of the interior allows views of the garden to flood the interior.
The program is simple: living room and kitchen on the ground floor and two bedroom-suites on the top floor. There is also a gym, a guest room, and a service room that are located in the basement.
This is a house in a secret garden, a house in its own world open to nature, although surrounded by the dense urban fabric of Athens. Hidden behind the trees, the house integrates into the garden; its its colors, its shadows, it all changes over time.
The two main levels are connected visually through a glass floor, while a skylight at the top brings natural light.