AQSO arquitectos office. In the evening, the large living room window illuminates the front garden, from which you can see the white mountains surrounding the house.

Cuña House is fruit of an innovative conception of space. Beyond its new and sleek design, the allocation of the interiors entails a modern lifestyle. The resulting impression is an endearing sense of freedom.

Luis Aguirre
Sergio Blanco
Ruth Herrero
Manuel Martínez
James Tendayi Matsuku
Andrés Fernández

Location: Lorquí, Spain
GFA: 185 sqm
Client: Private

AQSO arquitectos office. The exterior view of the house, with the sloping roof, the white walls and the simple, modern silhouette that stands out against the landscape.

Architecture develops its creations with great attention for the surroundings, and this is no exception. Located in the Spanish town of Lorquí, the house suggestively becomes one with the landscape, evocating the shapes and colours of the Montes Blancos silhouetted in the background.

AQSO arquitectos office. The interior of the house combines grey wooden floors with travertine stone and the exposed concrete of the stairs.
AQSO arquitectos office. Functional diagram of the dwelling. Exploited axonometry showing the form, uses, accesses and functions of the house.

The living room is the heart of this spatial liberty. Extending, with a generous double height, on two floors, the liveable area is voluminous. On the first floor, the room is connected to a pantry and a small kitchen, while an elegant staircase without a bannister links the area to a generous mezzanine.

AQSO arquitectos office. From the upper floor, as if it were an interior balcony, you can see the double height of the living room and the kitchen in the background.
AQSO arquitectos office. From the open-plan living area you can see the kitchen with a central island, a double fridge and an extractor fan hanging from the ceiling.

The predominant sensation, wandering in the house, is freedom. Everything reinforces the illusion of being in an open space. The omnipresent, bright white suggests the presence of a private Sun somewhere, hiding in the ceiling. The absence of stark boundaries between spaces (mezzanine and living room, first floor and garden) also is a playful invitation to explore and enjoy all the space available.

AQSO aquitectos office. The kitchen, living room and dining room are located on the ground floor, from where a concrete staircase leads up to the bedrooms.
AQSO arquitectos office. Floor plans of the house with open plan living area, guest bedrooms, and master ensuite bedroom on the first floor.

The aesthetics achieves a minimalist kind of beauty, effortless and sleek. The mortar façade, window frames and walls contrast with the hardwood floors and with a cream travertine wall enclosing the entrance door.

AQSO arquitectos office. Contemporary exposed concrete stairs without handrail. Minimalist style folded concrete slab.
AQSO arquitectos office. The front elevation of the house and its longitudinal section, showing the large double-height living room and the bedrooms.

The building concept is also a bundle of simplicity and efficiency. The whole house rests against a structure of concrete slabs and supports, enclosed by honeycomb clay block walls, while the roof is a waterproof, thin, concrete slab protected by a sandwich panel.