Espinar House by Miguel de Guzmán

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Though inspired by the little house set in the woods, Espinar House is a far cry from the classic timber cabin. Designed by Spanish architect Miguel de Guzmán, the residence that boasts fantastic views of the Sierra de Madrid Mountains is everything but, especially with its façade. The inner OSB boards and chipboard are coupled with cellular polycarbonate that gives the house its glossy, futuristic finish. Low-cost materials were high priority in the home’s construction, and the unique result redefines the traditional cottage. Proximity with natural surroundings is not lost, however, as steel cables provide an exterior framework for creeping vines and undergrowth, and the views framed by the windows embrace the greenery found in the garden and local landscape.

 

 

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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.

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