House in Carabuxeira: Fusion of Modern Design and Spanish Charm
Discover the House in Carabuxeira, a stunning concrete house designed by Carbajo Barrios nestled in the enchanting landscape of Sanxenxo, Spain.
Situated close to a scenic megalithic complex dating back over 4,000 years and a quaint beach, the house offers an incredible view of the Ría de Pontevedra. This modern refuge, with its organic design approach, perfectly embraces the breathtaking topography it calls home, creating an ideal blend of interior and exterior space.
Explore a design inspired by the surrounding environment, featuring materials such as grey granite, concrete, and cedar wood.
About House in Carabuxeira
Unraveling the Charm of Carabuxeira, Sanxenxo
Carabuxeira, nestled in Sanxenxo, draws its name from a charming beach located at the foot of the southwestern slope of the Alto de Chan de Gorita. This ancient megalithic complex dates back over 4,000 years, adding a touch of historic grandeur to the breathtaking landscape.
An Idyllic Refuge: A Home with a View
Here, a compact house, designed as a refuge, merges seamlessly with the splendid vistas that the plot offers. The property is more than just a house – it is a sanctuary providing both the serenity of a beach and the majesty of a mountain.
An Architectural Vision: Melding With the Landscape
The house’s design initiates with a main space that acknowledges the topography of its setting, extending outwardly to embrace the surrounding landscape. This core area serves as a living room, a garden, and a culinary space, and extends its gaze to the western vistas of the Ría de Pontevedra.
Envisioning Supplementary Spaces
Radiating from this central space, additional areas spring forth, designed to augment the primary living-walking-cooking space. The bathroom, for instance, manifests a scale and dimensionality specifically tailored to its intended use.
A Seamless Blend with Nature: The Exterior Design
In terms of its exterior volume, the design aims to blur boundaries and promote landscape integration. It connects fluidly with the enclosing walls, using a palette of materials that mirror the surrounding environment. Grey granite, akin to that used in vine training, along with concrete and cedar wood, harmonize the house with its setting. Thus, the residence stands as an Atlantic refuge, cradled between sea and mountain.
Photography by Luis Díaz Díaz
Visit Carbajo Barrios- by Matt Watts