Landscape and local influences are at the heart of Blancafort-Reus Arquitectura’s A House for Three Sisters. The residence accommodates three separate families, allowing each family to privately inhabit one vane of the windmill-shaped plan while leaving a shared courtyard for larger gatherings. Communal living and closeness within family is characteristic of the culture in Murcia, Spain and the design of the house pays homage to this family-oriented lifestyle. Each of the separate units features similar floor plans, with kitchen and dining on the first floor and a master bedroom on the second, though each unit has been oriented to take advantage of solar efficiency and cross-ventilation. The open plan organization makes the most of the scenic, rural plains that are visible through the large, horizontal panels of glazing. Slats of pine cover the entire exterior of the house to embrace the rustic ambience, and every family is able to enjoy a south-facing patio that continues to unite the inhabitants with the natural elements.

via – Images ©David Frutos

    string(8) "Kimberly"
Avatar photo

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Tags: ,
    • BD House

      Architecture

      A 1950s villa, renovated and extended with a brick volume. Amsterdam-based architecture and interior design…

    • Les Abouts

      Architecture

      A wood and glass house built on a forested plateau bordered by a small river….

    • A Reading Room

      Architecture

      A spacious reading room designed with cozy nooks and common areas. Shanghai-based architecture and design…

    • Les Tissages

      Architecture

      A Montréal duplex, redesigned to accommodate two individual apartments and one shared floor. Named Les…

    • Albury House

      Architecture

      A compact house designed with concrete brick volumes and two terraces. Located in Albury, New…

    • The Hermitage Cabin

      Architecture

      A compact, off-grid cabin built in a beautiful natural site in Italy. Founded in 2013…

    • Around the World

      A sustainable, off-grid and 100% solar-powered hotel in Oaxaca. Located close to Casa Wabi, the…

    • Around the World

      A boutique hotel inspired by Oaxacan temples and the idea of serene contemplation. Located at…

    • Around the World

      A stylish boutique hotel in Chelsea, New York. Visiting New York is often included on…

loader