In the lush outskirts of León, Spain, the “House In the Forest” stands as a stunning example of design harmony with nature. Rodrigo Nuñez Arquitectos, in 2019, envisioned a home that not only sits beside the forest but becomes one with it.
This residence blurs the lines between the wild woods and suburban life, with spaces designed for human habitation, natural growth, and a blend of both. Utilizing the land’s natural slope, the house integrates terraced levels where brick and wood echo the forest’s vertical pines and horizontal clay soil, creating a seamless flow between indoors and out.
In Valencia, Spain, the 3 in 1 House by Piano Piano Studio redefines the concept of apartment living. Unveiled in 2023, this transformative space, stretching over 753 sq ft (70 m2), adapts to the dynamic lifestyle of its inhabitants. The renovation dissolves boundaries, creating an open, luminous corridor that connects three distinct areas: a bedroom-bathroom suite, a multipurpose room, and an open-plan kitchen-dining-living area.
With the clever use of color, light, and space, the apartment now radiates warmth, character, and modernity, perfectly aligning with the owner’s vision of a welcoming, versatile home.
Discover Casa La Teja, a two-story, single-family home that blends the traditional charm of Albacete’s countryside with the sleek lines of contemporary design. Designed by Studio Metamorphosis in the quaint town of Pozo-Cañada, Spain, this residence echoes the iconic style of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House with its horizontal planes and reinterpretation of the dark tiled roof.
Beyond its aesthetic allure, Casa La Teja prioritizes energy efficiency, mirroring the standards of a Passive House. It’s a seamless marriage of rustic materials, modern touches, and sustainable living—a haven of elegance and warmth that fully embraces the natural light and outdoor scenery of its picturesque surroundings.
In the tranquil pre-Pyrenees of Lladurs, Spain, lies the Puigpinós Japanese Hotel, a unique retreat where tradition meets tranquility. Designer Kaoru Fujii has masterfully transformed a masia, a classic Catalan rural homestead from 1131, blending the minimalist elegance of Japanese design with the rich cultural tapestry of Catalonia.
This architectural gem offers eight distinct rooms, each a serene haven of Japanese-inspired decor, promising a disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests can indulge in the fusion of flavors at the hotel’s restaurant, where Japanese cuisine is reimagined with the finest Catalonian ingredients. Beyond its walls, the hotel emerges as a sanctuary nestled in nature, offering a suite of activities for relaxation and connection to the picturesque Solsonés region.
Dive into the architectural marvel of Casa 1945 by Nordest Arquitectura. Tucked in the old fishing town of Tamariu, Spain, known for its rocky coves and rugged charm, this modern house intertwines elegance with functionality. Overlooking the picturesque Tamariu Cove, this residence effortlessly combines traditional finishes with contemporary design elements, echoing the harmony of its coastal backdrop.
In the enchanting setting of Zahara de los Atunes, Cadiz, Spain, where sunsets and sunrises become mesmerizing spectacles, the House on the Air emerges. Crafted in 2023 by the renowned Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, this modern, minimalist house uniquely intertwines with its landscape.
From its grey stone foundation, reflecting the Arabic meaning of Zahara, “rocky place,” to the strategic positioning for unobstructed Atlantic Ocean sunset views, every detail resonates with the locale’s spirit. This marvel also boasts a serene courtyard, protecting against Tarifa’s strong winds, and a balanced interior layout, ensuring both privacy and panoramic beauty.
In the sun-drenched coastal town of Marbella, Spain, renowned for its golden beaches and upscale resorts, lies the Japandi Apartment. Designed by Tania Tsygel, this stunning apartment exemplifies the delicate melding of modern Japandi and Feng-Shui design styles.
Through a keen understanding of both Scandinavian warmth and Japanese minimalism, Tsygel crafts a harmonious living space that not only adheres to Feng-Shui principles but also serves as a tranquil sanctuary, resonating with vibrancy and comfort.
Unveiling Project 1710: a modern twist on traditional Mallorcan architecture by JLE Arquitectos. Settled amidst the rustic charm of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, this residential house artfully combines the region’s customary design with a fresh perspective.
Despite the expansive 14,000 m^2 (approximately 150,694 ft^2) plot, only a fraction is developed, ensuring this home stands as a beacon of modernity while embracing its enchanting surroundings, from the mountains to the meticulously designed gardens.