Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Architecture Wednesday: House in Meco

Walking along the path toward the house, the building reveals itself as a perfect square with four similar facades. On the north side is the front door, while on the south, sitting in the garden, is the pool. There are four shaded exterior terraces cut out at each of the four corners, with three other terraces on all three walls of the Great Room.

The home then has a centralized plan with the Great Room being the space from where all other spaces derive; the entrance on the north façade enters directly into this space, with huge windows East, South and West. On that northern side are the utilitarian spaces: a bathroom, pantry, laundry and closets. The bedroom clusters are located at the four corners of the home, each with its own dressing area, bathroom and small terrace.

It’s an interesting design that allows every room to open up to the garden, and terraces, and onto one another from the inside. I like the ease on movement through the house, and all that openness.

It seems so simple. No fuss.


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10 comments:

Gene Perry said...

totally in love with that circular shower!

Deedles said...

Nope. The ceilings seem way too low for non claustrophobic episodes. Could use a little color too. Maybe, I don't know, a splash of red? I lose my breath a little when I look at this. Not in a good way.

Mistress Maddie said...

Absolutely love the exterior design and the central design plan and of course the white against the wood textures. Loving the concrete floor. That would play well with area rugs. I am not a fan of the bedrooms being scattered on the corners though. And CAN NOT STAND a open bathroom like that to the bedroom. Who want all the damp and humidity over the whole room?

No some hits and misses for me, but....

my favorite space by far in the patio with the firepit. I'd be living in that space. I dare say even sleep outside on a chaise next to that fire.

the dogs' mother said...

As usual I love the views...
that circular shower, where
do they put the towels?
:-)

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Sold.
I really like the idea of symmetry. It's calming. It also helps that's so open and one room flows into another. I like the idea of the circular shower. Not too sold on showering in front of a window, but hey.
I really love that outdoor/indoor fireplace. For cold nights? Yes.

XOXO

uptonking said...

I want to live on the ceilings... lovely.

Moving with Mitchell said...

I'm surprised by how much I like this, even the concrete. Only thing I wouldn't like -- bathroom completely open to bedroom. Note how they removed the shower curtain for the distance photos. It's probably not a very elegant look. Is this in Meco, Spain?

Travel said...

The neighbors would insist that I lose some weight, or frost some glass, the showers are a bit exposed to the windows, but Yes, Yes, Yes, I love it. The humidity issue is resolved by a dry climate, exhaust fans and air conditioning.

Bob said...

@Mitchell
I think it's Portugal.

VRCooper said...

I need color and those ceilings scream claustrophobia...Otherwise nice...