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.
James Tendayi Matsuku
Location: Lorquí, Spain
GFA: 185 sqm
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.
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.
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.
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.