House AT by MIRAG Arquitectura i Gestió
Located on a slanting plot in L’Ametlla del Vallès in Spain, House AT represents a contemporary residence which was designed in 2013 by MIRAG Arquitectura i Gestió.
The house is located on an excellent spot where on the eastern side, there’s a road and a gathering of neighboring private houses while to the west, the house opens up views to the soothing pinewood.
In this environment, the aim of the building is to turn back to the vehicular activity and to open itself to its surroundings.
From the architects: “Making the most of the characteristics of the plot, we placed the parking area in the street level in order to dispose the habitable spaces in the floor -1, where there is a direct access to the garden and a visual connection to the pine forest of L’Ametlla. Since all the spaces in this floor are arranged in parallel, every room enjoys natural light: bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, dinning room and living room. The only space located in the street floor is the studio, which serves as a sort of buffer area between the parking and the living room. The house has two façades. The street façade is opaque, dark, wave-like. Featuring just a window and a door, it isolates the house from the road and the passers-by. The garden façade is the polar opposite: it has big windows and is immensely bright. The broken lines that form the façade, as well as the composition of the apertures, all respond to the lighting needs of the inner spaces.”