A Spanish House's Addition Looks Like an Ultra-Modern Helmet
This adaptation has resulted in the loss of much of its local architecture, which has since been replaced with flat-roof terrace houses that sit wall-to-wall with their neighbors.
Luckily, property owners in the town are allowed to build on top of their flat roofs, with the only construction restrictions being height and property boundaries.
One such terrace house is The Beach House, which was extended up from the roof in order to accommodate its owners' children and grandchildren. This new extension measures 1,000 square feet.
To help the house stand out from the other homes along the row, Murcia-based studio Laura Ortín Arquitectura designed a striking, asymmetrical roof addition, which looks a little like a white, beveled helmet.
The load-bearing walls of the main house on the ground level support the extension, which is constructed of a metal structure that's clad in thermally insulated panels. The exterior follows the color of the wind turbines found in parts of Alicante, so it harmonizes with the clouds on a sunny day.