La Moraleja Villa, Madrid, Spain by XTEN Architecture, EXTUDIO and Losada Garcia Arquitectos

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Location: Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Year: 2017


Awards

Residential Architecture Awards 2017 – American Institute of Architects | Los Angeles Merit
The American Architecture Prize 2017 – Design of the Year | Residential Architecture Prize Winner
2017 AIACC Residential Awards – American Institute of Architects | California Council Honor



Architects: XTEN Architecture, EXTUDIO and Losada Garcia Arquitectos
Construction Engineer: Óscar González, Javier González, Javier Mach
Collaborators: Lucía Bentué, Toni Gelabert, Juan Rodríguez
Photography: © Imagensubliminal – Miguel de Guzmán


This family residence for an art collector is located on a relatively flat, 2-acre park-like property characterized by hundreds of evenly spaced small oak trees.  The area is tremendously arid and hot in summer, an environmental condition that led to a design that uses both the building orientation on the site and cantilevered masses protect the glass areas of the house.

The house is organized on the site as a series of open and closed volumes with spaces between that become entry points, transitions and covered outdoor living spaces.  The entry is under a projecting porte cochere and leads to a glass enclosed 2 story atrium which frame specific art works from the owners’ collection.  A gallery leads one to the main living/ dining space, a indoor-outdoor double height space that opens completely to the pool courtyard and terrace to the South and to views over the park-like ground to the North. Offices, guest suites and services anchor this grand open space to the East. The family/ media room, kitchen and covered outdoor dining area frame the space to the West, also protecting the living/entertaining areas from the low Western sun.  A generous master suite and family bedrooms comprise the upper floor.  A ten car garage, services and staff rooms complete the subterranean basement level.

XTEN Architecture


ramiro losada-amor, alberto garcia, lg architects, XTEN, eXtudio

© Imagensubliminal – Miguel de Guzmán

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© Imagensubliminal – Miguel de Guzmán

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© Imagensubliminal – Miguel de Guzmán

 


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XTEN Architecture

EXTUDIO

Losada Garcia Arquitectos


 

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