fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous glazed openings shape up shift house in spain

fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous glazed openings shape up shift house in spain

NOMO STUDIO’s Shift House alternates between solid and glass

 

NOMO STUDIO composes a vacation home in Spain out of simple rectangle volumes shifted in plan to create a dynamic form despite the limited space of the plot. Fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous window openings define the design of Shift House as a combination of horizontal stripes alternating solid and glass.

 

The heaviness of the grooved concrete block used in the facade generates a gravity tension with the 360º surrounding glazed bands. The common area opens up to an elevated terrace that extends into a spill-over pool, all located on the top floor to ensure sea views. Continuous windows offer views in all directions as well as plenty of natural light. A sunken patio is introduced in the basement to bring abundant light and ventilation to all three stories. Finally, an outer stair leads to a rooftop solarium that unveils panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous glazed openings shape up shift house in spain
all images by Joan Guillamat

 

 

light pine wood and polished white concrete adorn the interior

 

Roughly-polished white concrete flooring and travertine steps combine with simple white walls and khaki-beige micro-cement in bathrooms and kitchen. Built-in storage such as wardrobes and bathroom furniture designed by the design team at NOMO STUDIO feature artisanal ratan and light pine wood carpentry. Bright wooden details such as massive handrails and deeply integrated doorsteps bring warmth to the beach-like airy interiors. In contrast, the exteriors feature darker wattle ceilings and teak carpentry providing the villa with a sense of sober elegance and quality in its materials.

fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous glazed openings shape up shift house in spain
the heaviness of the grooved concrete block used in the facade generates a gravity tension

fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous glazed openings shape up shift house in spain
Shift House is a combination of horizontal stripes alternating solid form and glass

fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous glazed openings shape up shift house in spain
the exteriors feature dark wattle wood and teak carpentry

fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous glazed openings shape up shift house in spain
an outer staircase leads to a rooftop solarium

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simple rectangle volumes shifted in plan compose the Shift House

fluted concrete walls sliced by continuous glazed openings shape up shift house in spain
fluted concrete surfaces cover the entire facade

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the design creates a dynamic form despite the limited space of the plot

 

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the elevated terrace extends into a spill-over pool
the elevated terrace extends into a spill-over pool
bathroom for the master bedroom
bathroom for the master bedroom
walk-in closet
walk-in closet

project info:

 

name: Shift House
architect: NOMO STUDIO | @nomostudio.eu

location: Spain

photography: Joan Guillamat | @guillamat

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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