There are times when you want a home that allows you to escape from your immediate surroundings – maybe a refreshing green oasis in the heart of an urban jungle. Then there are occasions when the structure plays second fiddle to scenery outside and you just want the landscape to take over.
Designed by GITC Arquitectura to overcome these initial hurdles the contemporary family house sits on a specially designed base as the nature of soil on the agricultural lot was simply not conducive for construction.
Nestled in a quiet little neighborhood of Bilbao this refurbished and re-imagined does all it can to showcase its unique features with a touch of creativity and smart lighting. Revamped by PAUZARQ arquitectos to serve the changing lifestyle of the homeowners the new interior is filled with plenty of natural light even as textural contrast exposed concrete girders and beams and innovative illuminated niches take over.
Unbelievable as it may sound; this expansive Aussie home does indeed sit exactly between a giant rock on one side of the house and another on the other side! And yet Wolf Architects manages to turn what seems like a crippling handicap into an advantage as they used the rocky terrain to their advantage with a stunning basement that is etched into the formation along with a super-cool six car basement.
Color is rarely seen here with a neutral palette industrial style lighting minimal bedrooms and the of glass and wood partitions shaping a smart space-savvy interior. A makeover that respects the old even while embracing the new!
Moving away from materials like wood and plaster it is concrete blocks metal sheets and un-fired bricks that shape this modern-industrial home in a neighborhood with rich industrial heritage.