Villa Slow by Laura Alvarez Architecture in Cantabria, Spain
venture: Villa SlowArchitects: region: Valle del Miera, Cantabria, SpainArea: 1,722 sqftPhotographs by:
is a modern-day vacation apartment retreat in Spain’s Cantabria community. It become designed by means of with its layout typology primarily based at the conventional creation of the ‘peasant cabin’ in the vicinity.in contrast to the conventional cabins, Villa slow has a modern twist and is located on pinnacle of a little south-dealing with hill that presents its population with incredible perspectives in the direction of the valley and mountain.
“I grew up in the North of Spain now not to this point away from Villa gradual. i have genuinely appropriate recollections of me and my family taking part in nature. This vicinity of Spain has a few of the things I always search for when I pass on vacations: Mountains, sea, herbal parks, hiking, quietness, lifestyle and rich gastronomy. but I continually felt I neglected here a pleasant vicinity to stay… an area wherein you can be heat whilst it is cold outside and be fully related to the outside whilst the sun shines. So I notion: If I can't discover it, there will also be many people no longer capable of locate it too….let’s layout and build a stunning region and percentage it with extra people!… Being myself an architect, it became an possibility I should simply no longer permit pass…And this is how it all commenced.”– Laura Alvarez
Villa gradual is designed and constructed with intense mindfulness and take care of detail. The residence could be very respectful with the surroundings. Its layout is primarily based on the conventional typology of a Pasiego residence (Cabana Pasiega) however with a present day twist. The tough outdoors stone partitions and roofs assessment with the sensitive interior timber structure and info. large panoramic home windows in the living room facing contrary directions create a beautiful scenography of mountains, clouds, and timber. the 2 rooms with their generous height are designed to allow exceptional arrangements: just a couple, couple with youngsters, buddies, and many others. every room has its personal toilet completely prepared, barrier-free.
Villa sluggish is located in a totally special herbal place widely known for its spring water formation. The water of Villa slow comes from its very own spring.
Villa sluggish can pay severe interest to sustainability. Villa gradual is a passive house. It is supplied with a warmth pump, underneath floor heating and excessive fine insulation and home windows for a minimum warmness loss. All digital appliances are A+++ and all lightning primarily based on LED generation. The excessive overall performance glass warms up the indoors within the iciness and the huge wooden shutters protect the summer from heat benefit. All substances used to build Villa gradual are reused from the old stone shed or come from the vicinity of Cantabria.