Ongoing, Private Client. Private Residence, Madrid

The design draws significantly on local vernacular models which are transformed through the introduction of elements of new materiality and detailing, to create volumes with a contemporary quality of abstraction whose interiors are bathed in light and views.

The house is set within a deep excavation, creating a single storey above ground, including large windows to maximize the potential for interaction between the house and the spectacular surrounding landscape, and a basement level, with a sunken courtyard to the west.

“Variety is the principal ingredient in beauty, simplicity is essential to grandeur.” – W. Shenstone 1714-63