Synthesis and containment. This is the ethos of how Barcelona and Mexico City based architects Cadaval & Solà Morales operate (and incidentally, the name of an award winning documentary on their work).
Cited by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the World’s Ten Best and by Architectural Record as one of the Top Ten International Architectural Firms, the award winning duo create intelligent design solutions in a collaborative distillation of ideas. And this one’s a knockout.
Anchored firmly into the hillside above Cabrils, this holiday home in Spain is a tour-de-force of architectural and collaborative achievement.
Constructed in monolithic forms in the shape of a giant ‘X’, the home is a bold stylistic departure that makes a dramatic impact while remaining sensitive and responsive to its environment.
Answering the challenges of the steep sloping site, the duo responded with an ingenious design that even preserved the majestic pine tree at its center, while showcasing the jaw-dropping views of the surrounding pine valley, the mountains and the Mediterranean from every room. The unorthodox ‘X’ design is actually in harmonic response to the setting in the hills above Cabrils. The steep sloping hillside hovers over the valley, with breathtaking mountain and sea views from every room.
Collaborating with Barcelona based interior designer Sandra Soler, the soaring, light filled-interiors and epic proportions give you a sky-high perspective, while Soler’s restrained minimalist approach is in perfect synthesis with the structure. Her studio has created lively design interventions with Eames-inspired furnishings, oversized graphics and original art that inspire.
Soaring double height ceilings with vast expanses of glass and exposed concrete floors create the minimalist foundation of the design, while sharp angles optimize the jaw-dropping vistas.
Distributed over two floors, the ground floor living space leads into a state-of-the-art open plan kitchen with a bespoke marble table with ample room for entertaining and dining for ten.
Divided into two parts, there are also three double bedrooms and two and a half baths placed at the back.
Upstairs is the luxurious master suite with a dressing room and spa bathroom, and a separate study/office all with spectacular views.
The gardens slope down from the structure to an infinity pool and spa with a lounge terrace and barbecue area and a full, walk in sauna.
The rooftop terrace with a glass perimeter is an inspired addition that encompasses the entire top of the structure, placing you at the most dazzling of vantage points.
Casa X is an interactive, sensory experience in unique harmony with both human and natural design.
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