Thursday, March 3, 2011

Melidas House

We've all designed our dream homes, well mentally that is anyway, on those quiet days when the imagination dominates.  Seeing this crisp simple rectangle in Spain by Pedro Reis, it is as though my daydreaming has been brought to life.  Composed of perpendicular rectangles that are stacked upon each other, the private rooms are buried in the hillside with the public spaces exposed.  Surface treatment further split this programme into the 'exuberant and the intimate'.  The lower, earth coloured box anchors the private spaces into the hillside, while the upper transparent box has large openings that connect with the surrounding countryside.  Dream away...  

Photos by Fernando and Sergio Guerra FG +SG

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