It is so easy to write with mouthwatering heart and melted brains. Recently I gave round of applouse to my beloved Madrid-based architect’s firm – ÁBATON for their Portable House in the middle of nowhere. This time I want to dance cha cha in front to this marvelous abode also made by ÁBATON. So let’s dance, I ‘m gonna give the right corner how to look at it.
Location: Extremadura, a remote part of Western Spain’s countryside↑ This is the portrait of the house who was awarded for Architizer’s A+ Award 2013 for Architecture+Sustainability. Why? Solar panels supply energy during the summer while turbines take advantage of the two streams that run through the property providing electricity in the winter. Rain water is returned to the ground and main materials the house is built of (stone and wood) are environmentally friendly.
↓ While for me it looks like Flintsone’s abode, ÁBATON’s goal was to restore the remote structure and to renovate it in a way that was “consistent and respectful with the environment”.
↑The swimming pool acts as a holding tank for use in irrigation.
↓ Limestone floors complemented by exposed cement walls and wooden ceilings complete the transformation, enabling the country house to embody its history with a contemporary twist.