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House in Guardamar del Segura: Maximizing Natural Light

Modern open-concept interior with wooden table, metal stairs, and balcony view.

This stunning house in Guardamar del Segura, designed by renowned architect Bernardo Cerrato, showcases a clever solution to the challenges posed by the narrow plot.

Located in Alicante, Spain, the 2022 project features a central courtyard that serves as the key element, allowing natural light and ventilation to reach all the main rooms. The inverted floor plan, with private spaces on the first floor and the day area on the second, demonstrates the designer’s thoughtful approach to balancing functionality and comfort.

Casas 1922: Sustainable Bioclimatic Design in Spain

Quaint courtyard with reflecting pool, stone walls, and bell tower in the background.

Nordest Arquitectura‘s innovative “Casas 1922” project in Rupià, Spain, showcases a bioclimatic and integrated approach to residential design. This two-house development, designed in 2023, prioritizes the harmonious relationship between interior and exterior spaces, with a central courtyard blurring the boundaries between the two.

Embracing the advantages of industrialized systems, the project reinterprets traditional typologies to create a building that seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings, where natural materials like compacted earth, adobe, and wood take center stage.

César Lanzarote Hotel: Eco-Sustainable Luxury Oasis in Spain

A vibrant, nature-inspired interior design with plush seating, greenery, and bold color accents.

Nestled in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, the César Lanzarote Hotel is a captivating fusion of traditional Lanzarote architecture and modern design. Spearheaded by renowned designer Virginia Nieto, this eco-sustainable hotel offers a serene oasis for those seeking a unique luxury experience. Showcasing a perfect balance of historic charm and contemporary comforts, the César Lanzarote Hotel invites guests to immerse themselves in the island’s captivating volcanic landscape and Canarian culinary delights.

House S: Blurring Boundaries – A Spatial Transformation in Spain

FeaturedMinimalist, wood-accented interior with open layout and modern furniture.

XSTUDIO‘s Masterful Transformation of House S in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. This 130-square-meter house, located in a four-story building, underwent a comprehensive renovation that reorganized the original compartmentalized layout, creating a more open and airy living space.

The designers integrated the home’s corner location and private patio, maximizing natural light and cross-ventilation while introducing a cohesive wooden envelope that ties the living areas together.

Cabana Lodge: Immersive Island Escape in Ibiza’s Natural Oasis

A modern wooden structure with a striking patterned roof and open interior spaces.

Atelier LAVIT‘s Cabana Lodge in Ibiza, Spain, offers a hidden private retreat nestled in the island’s lush vegetation. Designed in 2019, this eco-friendly lodge features a seamless integration with the surrounding landscape, leveraging natural ventilation and shading to create a comfortable, light-filled space.

The property’s simple, rational layout and use of durable, locally-sourced materials like Douglas pine and larch wood contribute to its sustainable and serene ambiance, making it a unique and sought-after getaway for design-conscious travelers.

House M: Minimalist Vacation Home in Balearic Islands

Spacious living room with white walls, exposed wood beams, and a modern green sectional.

Destilat Design Studio‘s latest project, House M, showcases a thoughtful renovation of a turn-of-the-century sandstone building in the Balearic Islands, Spain.

Designed in 2024, this vacation home on three floors embodies the local culture’s essence, with the architects carefully incorporating traditional materials and techniques to create a minimalist, airy atmosphere that ensures a relaxed lifestyle for the family.