Located on the picturesque this smart bioclimatic house was designed by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes in response to the unique challenges that the forest site presented. From a green roof that allows it to blend in with the landscape to a cantilevered structure that leaves minimal footprint on the lot this home is an eco-friendly masterpiece!
The open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!
Yet it is the exterior of the house that draws your attention instantly with two retaining concrete walls supporting the cantilevered frame of the house. This preserves the original lot as much as possible and fashion a residence that is as ecologically non-invasive as possible.
Not only does this save up on energy bills but keeps the carbon footprint of an already squeaky clean home down to a bare minimum. A neutral color scheme indoors and unabated views of Collserola mount complete this lovely green home.
Anchored into a steep hillside the lovely mountain home offers a perfect vantage point to take in the many sights and sounds outside while its rough-hewn timber and stone structure showcases the very best of the local alpine home design.