House in Cabo de Ajo / MDBA

© Margaret Stepien

Architects: MDBA
Location: Cabo de Ajo, , Cantabria, Spain
Completion: 2008 
Photographs: Margaret Stepien

© Margaret Stepien

The solid volume that makes up the house comes to terms with nature sloping terrain and rocky composition, challenging the horizon as do the cliffs seen from the house.

© Margaret Stepien

This strength, generated by the geometry of the volume and through the stone material that surrounds it, softens with use of native vegetation located on the plot according to the activity carried out in different areas.

© Margaret Stepien

The volume looks emphatically towards the sea and becomes more  human on the wooden terrace and herb garden nestled between the rocks of the natural terrain in the south.

© Margaret Stepien

The housing is developed on 3 levels, a base of pedestrian and vehicular access, and two floors develops housing program, organized with the aim of achieving maximum light and views of the stunning landscape.

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Cite: "House in Cabo de Ajo / MDBA" 01 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=230619>