Contemporary La Florida Home, Spain
According to the architects: “The lot is very close to the A6 highway, a very busy road in Madrid, so the constant noise made it an uncomfortable place for the residents.
“We wanted the house to function like arms that protect its users from the exterior noise and from the cold north. The idea materialised in giving the house a two piece ‘L’ shape that oriented away from the highway and receives light and sun warmth from the southeast.
“The project’s design, floors and shape evolved to what they are today, in order to meet the needs of the client.
“The rooms were distributed in three levels. The ground floor and the upper floor were oriented toward the garden, but the basement was semi-buried, so we designed three courtyards to attract light in this side of the contemporary Spanish house.
The final result was highly satisfying, both for the customer and our office.” Images courtesy of Otto Medem de la Torriente and Luis H. Segovia.