abaton: estate in extremadura
 
abaton: estate in extremadura
feb 02, 2012

abaton: estate in extremadura

‘estate in extremadura’ by abaton, extremadura, caceres, spain image © belen imaz

 

 

positioned within the rolling landscape of the caceres province of spain, the ‘estate in extremadura’ is a single family residence designed by madrid-based firm abaton. transformed from an abandoned stable, the contemporary intervention is respectful of the environment just the structure was in its original state. the orientation of the building exposes an elongated southern facade to the sloping terrain and valley, introducing daylight throughout the entire day. the solid stone supporting walls have been selectively opened to harness the natural illumination, structurally supplemented with metal pillars while maintaining the rustic exterior. the previous haylofts now contain the bedrooms.

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura sliding door into dining room image © belen imaz

 

 

two streams which naturally pass through the property provide electricity during the winter months with the addition of small turbines. the water is diverted into a fountain within an open-air interior courtyard as well as a larger storage pond. bordered with stone and glass sliding doors, the courtyard may be opened and merged into the living area, welcoming the murmuring sounds of the water into the interior.

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura entry elevation image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura stream flows through the home and into a storage pool image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura south elevation image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura living area image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura living area image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura sitting area overlooking the stream + interior courtyard image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura stream running through the interior courtyard image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura (left) sitting area (right) dining table images © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura (left) kitchen (right) fireplace images © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura (left) bathroom (right) shower images © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura (left) bedroom (right) master bedroom images © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura access to the grounds from the bedroom image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura stream during autumn image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura aerial view of the residence image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura residence within the landscape image © belen imaz

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura floor plan / level 0

 

abaton: estate in extremadura floor plan / level 1

 

 

abaton: estate in extremadura section

 

abaton: estate in extremadura section

 

 

project info:

 

built area: 322m2 lot: 5ha materials: recycled stone, steel, concrete architectural project: abaton construction project: abaton interior design project: abaton + batavia (furnishing) team: camino alonso (architect, project director, studio director), ignacio lechon (architect and landscape, project management team), fernando alonso (mining engineer, technical and construction manager)

  • 10/10

    bilbaggins
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