Like stretching your arms open to feel the full extent of a wide field, a cliff’s edge, a rushing storm, so it is in the layout of El Viento Residence by Otto Medem Arquitectura. In the mountainside of Madrid the home mimics this similar gesture all about surrendering to the view. The choppy arrangement of the design spreads itself vulnerably beneath the magnificent sky above. Three tiers of quarters cluster like a private village. Between the breeze ways and generous outdoor living spaces guests are elevated to a wondrous freedom. Sprawling across the hill organically, boulders ravish the interior with their massive statement. Everywhere you look elements of stone and natural influences are left raw and prominent. Of course you cannot escape the protruding corners nor the discovery of windows where every turn of the head another glimpse of that view takes your breath.