March 31, 2017
Nestled in a forest clearing in Sant Cugat del Vallès, north of Barcelona, is a remarkable house which looks sculptural and futuristic in equal measures.
Designed by OAB (Office of Architecture in Barcelona), this substantial family home is made up of a number of interconnected rectangular volumes which resemble a group of pavilions. Double-height slanting roofs are aligned along a diagonal axis, which, together with the way the white cladding panels are arranged, accentuate the perspectives and offer a sense of dynamic movement. Vast glazed walls at the end of the volumes provide more than a glimpse of the generously proportioned rooms inside, lit beautifully by the large windows created by the slanting roofs. Four discrete staircases lead to the basement areas, which house the garage, staff quarters, a cinema room as well as an indoor swimming pool and spa area. A more surprising and delightful addition to the landscape would be hard to find.
Evoke the spirit of this stunning house with furniture that combines sculptural shapes with slick finishes. Try the Clay table from Desalto, the New Eiffel Tower chair from Coedition and the Longlegs shelves from Frederik Roije.
Sleek, minimalist lights would work well in such a dramatic space. The Agata Circle suspension light from Incipit, the Five floor lamp from New Works and the Asterisco table light from LZF would all work well.
We love the way the Axonometry cube set from Ghidini 1961 echoes the slanted roofs of the AA house. The Baltazar candle from Andrej Urem looks similarly sculptural, as does the Ven zippered pouch from Finell.
July 09, 2021
Campers and glampers might disagree on what is luxury and what is essential, but they share a common desire to be as close to nature as possible. Casey Brown Architecture have created a self-contained tiny house which does this beautifully.
June 01, 2021
It is many people's dream to live amongst nature, even if it is within a city. Studioninedots, an architectural practice from Amsterdam, was faced with just such a request.
March 26, 2021
The designers at Bangkok-based Onion take inspiration from the mature tropical trees on the site of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort's sister property to create a tranquil oasis a world away from the hustle and bustle of the beach.
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