four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain

Ruben Muedra Arquitectura designs Wind House in Canals

 

Wind House by Ruben Muedra Arquitectura is situated on the outskirts of Canals’ urban area in Spain, enveloped by olive and citrus groves. Designed in adherence to traditional typologies, the dwelling harmonizes with its surroundings while accommodating a singular floor plan. Comprising four prismatic volumes, the design effectively delineates and organizes outdoor spaces, each dedicated to distinct interior functions. Interconnected by an interstitial lobby, these blocks extend in varied directions, forming a cross-shaped configuration that links exterior and interior realms seamlessly.

 

The main program unfolds on a single level, with exceptions for the night block and service areas facing north, utilizing the terrain’s depression to incorporate two levels. Height differentials correspond to the function of each space, with the most significant areas featuring lofty ceilings. Topped by an inward-sloping roof adorned with Arabic tiles, the house exudes a rural typology characteristic of the region. This roof design enhances the depth of each block, elongating their perceived geometry. A central longitudinal volume serves as the nexus, offering expansive views of the surrounding fields.

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
all images by Adrián Mora Maroto

 

 

Wind House splits into four blocks housing the living functions

 

Dividing the house into two wings, the central core houses the day areas, while the other wings accommodate the night spaces and service functions. Porches attached to three of the blocks extend the living areas outdoors, providing diverse orientations for different times of the day. The swimming pool, seamlessly integrated into the landscape, is connected to the house via paved and artificial grass areas. Utilizing light and white finishes typical of Mediterranean architecture, the design contrasts with the area’s red clay hues.

 

Continuity is emphasized through the use of continuous stone flooring from indoors to outdoors, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. White ceilings integrate air conditioning installations and indirect lighting, sound and audiovisual systems. Wind House by Ruben Muedra Arquitectura responds to the environment maintaining a minimalist aesthetic with a Mediterranean identity.

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
Wind House by Ruben Muedra Arquitectura is located on the outskirts of Canals, Spain

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
the dwelling features a singular floor plan with four prismatic volumes

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
an interstitial lobby connects the blocks, forming a seamless cross-shaped configuration

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
the volumes delineate and organize outdoor spaces for distinct interior functions

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
designed with traditional typologies, the house harmonizes with its surroundings

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
the main program unfolds on a single level, except for the night block and service areas

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
height differentials highlight the function of each space, with lofty ceilings in significant areas

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
the house is divided into day areas in the central core and night spaces in the other wings

wind-house-ruben-muedra-arquitectura-valencia-designboom-1800-2

the inward-sloping roof, adorned with Arabic tiles, adds depth and elongates the blocks

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
porches attached to three blocks extend the living areas outdoors

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
light and white finishes contrast with the red clay hues typical of the region

wind-house-ruben-muedra-arquitectura-valencia-designboom-1800-3

a central longitudinal volume offers expansive views of the surrounding fields

four solid white blocks outline wind house by ruben muedra arquitectura in spain
the swimming pool is integrated into the landscape, connected by paved and artificial grass areas

 

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project info:

 

name: Wind House
architect: Ruben Muedra Arquitectura | @rubenmuedra_arquitectura

lead architect: Rubén Muedra

structure: Emilio Belda
building engineer: Rubén Clavijo
construction: Industrias Montesa Parra

location: Canals, Valencia, Spain

photography: Adrián Mora Maroto | @adrianmoramaroto

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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