inaki leite recycles wooden bateas for dezanove house in spain inaki leite recycles wooden bateas for dezanove house in spain
oct 25, 2013

inaki leite recycles wooden bateas for dezanove house in spain

inaki leite recycles wooden bateas for dezanove house in spain

image © adrián vázquez
all images courtesy of iñaki leite




divided into two differentiated volumes, the house ‘mirando ás bateas’ by spanish architect iñaki leite rests against a rock face overlooking the arosa estuary. the dwelling is located in a pobra do caramiñal, spain and features recycled wooden materials made from local shipping ‘bateas’, commonly used in the mussel production industry. the sustainable construction has a rough, stressed texture on its outer façade, while the interior reveals a smoother cut of the wood, providing a sense of comfort and warmth. the spaces are divided into two interconnecting volumes – the more private one can be shut off from the outside world through collapsible wooden shutters, and the other, which contains the public areas has expansive south-facing glazing with views out to the sea. there is a dynamic interaction between the two geometric structures that is enhanced by glimpses through to their various light-filled interiors. the design incorporates complex ventilation, insulation, south orientated glass surfaces and solar protection components – energy efficient solutions that help it to respect the beautiful, natural surroundings.



the exterior façade features recycled wood with a rough, organic texture
image © adrián vázquez



the spaces are divided into two interconnecting volumes
image © adrián vázquez



view with the private volume’s shutters open
image © adrián vázquez



the second volume features opening shutters that offer views out to its natural surroundings
image © adrián vázquez



the building respects its natural environment and seeks protection against the rock-face
image © adrián vázquez



a more refined wooden interior provides a warm and relaxing atmosphere
image © adrián vázquez



the public volume has expansive views over the sea
image © adrián vázquez



interior view showing the natural materials applied throughout
image © adrián vázquez



the bathroom uses frosted glass
image © adrián vázquez



nighttime view of the sustainably designed house in spain
image © adrián vázquez



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  • Simply and stunningly beautiful

    JJ says:
  • I love how this house used the reclaimed wood! So rustic!

    Nikki Liama says:
  • I like the slope on the balcony…good idea

    Nilo says:
  • I adore this accomplished design. its subtle details reveals how environmentally sensitive architect. Lightness!

    Hassan Mahmoud says:
  • its subtle details reveals how environmentally sensitive architect. Lightness!

    Hassan Mahmoud says:
  • Most beautiful house ever!!!!

    Manuel says:
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