Inspiration: 10 Stunning Examples of Spain’s Modern Concrete Homes

Inspiration: 10 Stunning Examples of Spain’s Modern Concrete Homes

In addition to its breathtaking landscapes and rich culture, Spain is also home to some of the world’s most incredible residential designs. From luxurious villas to quiet retreats, Spain’s diverse housing market embodies the country’s varied climate and vernacular building history. Often created as either extravagant expressions or straightforward, orthogonal volumes with clean lines, Spanish concrete residences explore clear transitions and how they define interior and exterior space.

Here are some great examples:

Atrium House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Valencia, Spain

Designed to maximize the perception of spaciousness within an urban area, the Atrium house includes a private space that was carved in the middle of the site. Programmatically, the project was organized along the existing slope to the ravine towards views of the Sierra Calderona.

Moraleja House by DAHL + GHG Architects, Madrid, Spain

Located in a residential zone in Madrid, the Moraleja House embraces nature while establishing privacy. Inspired by a volcano, the project places human activity at its core and connects it to a private garden space.

Casa H by Bojaus, Madrid, Spain

Casa H was created to merge interior and exterior space while maintaining privacy. Formed with large windows that embrace natural daylight, the house takes the form of a pure and simple prism that’s hollowed out by large voids.

Ripollés-Manrique House by Teo Hidalgo Nacher, La Parreta, Spain

Located on an isolated estate near the town of Benicassim, the Ripollés-Manrique House overlooks the Mediterranean. Sited atop a hill in Montornés, the residence emerged as a response to steep slopes and a difficult terrain through a series of transition spaces.

Casa Mossegada / Bitten House by arnau estudi d’arquitectura, Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Spain

Artfully crafted to respond to the surrounding context and landscape, the Casa Mossegada was designed around the nearby river and valley, as well as the distant cliffs. Taking the shape of a minimal concrete cube, the residence was formed as a larger volume that opens up with warm interior voids.

Casa Sardinera by Ramón Esteve Estudio, Xàbia, Spain

Located between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, the Sardinera House overlooks the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean atop a dramatic hillside. Walls were used to compress and expand views, while the larger white concrete volumes were made to link the building to the surrounding landscape.

Los Limoneros by Gus Wüstemann Architects, Marbella, Spain

Los Limoneros is sited within a suburb of private villas next to a golf court. Made with a large outdoor garden and a series of covered outdoor spaces, the residence uses a peripheral wall to create privacy from the neighboring buildings while forming a type of “living room landscape.”

Sunflower House by Cadaval & Solà-Morales, El Port de la Selva, Spain

Located between a small fishing village and the Natural Park of the Cabo de Creus, the Sunflower House was sited overlooking the Mediterranean. Framing where the Pyrenees meet the water, the house embraces the landscape through segmented programmatic units and a continuous perimeter.

House on the Castle Mountainside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Ayora, Spain

Integrating into its environment and respecting its site, this residential design was conceived as a piece placed on the ground, an element joining in the gap. Emerging from the mountainside, the project overlooks above the surrounding building fabric and the Valley of Ayora.

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Alicante, Spain

Conceptualized as a simple work of architecture that respects the land’s natural contour, this cliffside house rests like a shadow above the Mediterranean. A monolithic, stone-anchored structure was used to generate a horizontal platform above a swimming pool below.
via Architizer

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