Far away from the tourist streets and beaches, in the middle of a neighborhood of simple ordinary houses lies this extraordinary one. Irregularly stacked blocks it creates quiet the rare and unusual structure.
By Henrik Malmberg | Architecture | 2016-05-26
On a narrow and quiet street on the center of Mora, a village in La Mancha, in central Spain lies this quiet extraordinary building. The house plays with this “discrete urban situation”, surrounded by other quite simple buildings, becoming a little find, something different that the pedestrian will discover by chance. The architects behind the building, OOIIO Architecture describes like this: "Like a geologist finds this precious mineral that he has been looking for a long time and suddenly shows up on the most unexpected place."
The different spaces have a tectonic configuration, sticking each other, like rock crystallization, coming from a great central space where the whole home revolves around. This space is like a double high covered yard, connected to the other “crystals” making the house. It has also several points where the natural light can get inside, with a wooden stair as the main spatial object embracing everything.
The exterior fac¸ade materials, a combination of travertine and sandstone, provides to the building a stony look, following its mineral concept, and getting a quiet and elegant colors and textures combination, appropriate to not blend with the environment.
Photos: OOIIO Architecture
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