A Perch in the Spanish Pyrenees by Cadaval & Sola-Morales

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Towering mountains and heavy snowfall couldn’t stop architecture firm Cadaval & Sola-Morales from building a stunning home tucked away in Spain’s Aran Valley. It blends perfectly into its natural settings with a town of only 50 houses being its neighbors in the Pyrenees Mountains. This 4,800 square foot house took years to build because of heavy snowfall limiting construction, limited truck space when they needed to carry materials to the site and a new road that had to be built to access the site. However, a beautiful structure was born overlooking the valley below on its high perch.

The roof’s peak emulates the surrounding mountains while the polygonal shaped windows add a modern charm to the home. The spectacular views of the mountaintop above pour into the interior through the higher row of windows while the lower windows overlook the valley and distant snow-covered peaks. Yellow boxes provide a sunny spark to the simple atmosphere on each floor. A minimalist white kitchen has a direct relationship with the landscape upstairs. Light easily filters into the lower floor through the white walls and window openings.

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