Crossed House by Clavel Arquitectos
The Crossed House is a structure designed by the Spanish architects Clavel Arquitectos that consists of two concrete blocks stacked on top of each other. This contemporary residence is located in La Alcayna, Spain aand offers views of the Adjacent mountains, the Sierra de la Pila and Valle del Ricote. The rough exterior was designed so that it would provide a stark contrast to the sleek interior finish.
From the architects: “On a site in the higher part of a residential zone in the environs of Murcia is located the singular, crossed house with views to the adjacent mountains, the “Sierra de la Pila” and “Valle del Ricote”. From the ambiguity, being on a site of a future densely built-up area and at the same time enjoying today’s unsurpassable views, was born the idea of the project: to orientate the lower level of the house to the garden’s intimacy and grant to the user at the superior level the delight of its views considering future edification and the influence of solar radiation.”