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Architecture February, 21 2013

El Viento Residence Madrid by Otto Medem Architect

El Viento residence came to be as a result of a Spanish architect Otto Medem’s discovery of the site.  Situated on an escarpment in the mountainous Villalba area with unabated views of Madrid, the architecture firm used the natural shapes and contours of the plot to  dictate the shape, scale and design of the building. The house seems to consist of shards of planes which collide into each other, creating playful shapes and overhangs, whilst strategically placed in order to accomodate the best sunlight and views possible.

The interior features an imposing boulder found on the plot which was never removed, and instead many of the rooms are respectfully built around,  enhancing the relationship between the house and its surroundings.

Take a closer look at the exterior and interior of the residence in the gallery above.

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  1. Source: Design Boom
  2. Photography: Antonio Terron

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