Modernist Cubic Sunflower House By Cadaval & Solà-Morales Architects
Perched above the Mediterranean sea, the “Sunflower House” by Cadaval & Solà-Morales Architects is simply a cluster of ten cubes with huge glass walls, facing different viewpoints of the magnificent landscape.
The clients asked for a house that takes advantage of the impressive scenery, but to do this the architects had to overcome two major issues: the plot was not only exposed to one of the peninsula’s strongest winds, but it also received very little direct sun radiation.
Cadaval & Solà-Morales Architects overcame those challenges by shaping the house into a series of glass-faced cubes, each carefully angled to catch the sun at different times of the day while also framing a variety of views out towards the ocean. This prompted the building’s name – Sunflower House.
Clad in textured white render, the two-story Sunflower House has five cubes on each level. The cubes’ floor-to-ceiling glazed end walls are built of a heavy-duty glass resistant to strong winds and salt spray.
Interior of the house naturally connects to its beautiful landscape. Moreover, dark wood flooring and furnishing contrasts with expansive white walls, adding striking modern touch to its minimalist design. The lower floor includes open-planned living, kitchen and dining space, all interacting with the surroundings.
Other areas of the house lie on upper floor that can be accessed by a minimal staircase. Soft monochrome finishes and calming panoramic views provide relaxing as well as ultimate tranquility to the residents.
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