A Geometric Home In Coastal Spain Makes A Statement
Crystalline curves come to life in DM House’s deft assemblage. The unique split-level dwelling, located in the seaside town of Puerto de Sagunto, Spain, is distinguished by its unbroken use of geometric massing and a resolute material palette that extends from the facade to the custom kitchen cabinetry.
The cohesive project, designed by local up-and-coming firm HORMAestudio, encompasses 1,300 square feet of seamlessly connected indoor and outdoor space. The architects meticulously planned the enclosed and uncovered rooms to maximise the area’s warm climate and utilise every square foot of available space on the small plot.
Living on a single floor implies both continuity and fragmentation of spaces without jeopardising the overall unity, explains Nacho Juan, co-principal of HORMAestudio. “Matter, geometry, and space interact harmoniously while their relationships constantly change, resulting in diverse spaces designed to meet the needs of the occupant.”
Though new to Spain’s ever-evolving architecture scene, the small but dynamic firm prides itself on taking a holistic, client-driven approach to each project. HORMAestudio is based in Valencia and has designed homes, cafés, and retail spaces with solid graphic qualities.
Standard building materials such as bricks, concrete, and plywood are cleverly incorporated to create strong visual statements. The pared-down aesthetic of the firm is heavily reliant on the unexpected proportioning and patterning of these everyday objects.
HORMAestudio’s latest project, DM House, takes this approach further by incorporating playful elements and emphasising the contrast between clean-lined minimalism and eye-catching accents, all of which contribute to a sense of harmony.
“The composition of various volumes and geometries, combined with the constant dialogue between materials, enables the relationship between the [different] components of the project to be reduced and controlled,” Juan continues.
The southern and eastern exposures shield the hermetically sealed home from the harsh sun to the west. Shafts cleverly placed in the northern portion of the house provide natural light and air to more private bedrooms shielded from undeveloped properties.
The main family level—complete with a semi-curved pool—is intersected at 11.5 feet in each direction by a lower entertainment space and guest suite above. Skylights and semi-translucent curtain walls strategically placed throughout the space explain the indoor-outdoor concept.
On the home’s exterior, lime-washed cladding is contrasted with grids of terra-cotta-hued ceramic tiles that help articulate specific undulations and curved articulations. Indoors, this two-tone colour scheme is reflected in continuous terrazzo flooring and custom maple and cherry wood built-ins.
The reddish accents counterbalance the natural off-whites and work well with the verdant plantings surrounding the residence. Though it is an audacious aesthetic statement, the home was designed to meet its owners’ exacting needs and reflect a more conducive spatial distribution.
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