Within the Cantabrian mountains of Northern Spain, the ragged barn properties- worn by nomadic farmers who graze their cattle on solely grasses- had been abandoned as elevated mechanized operations took over the alternate.
Laura Álvarez, who grew up enjoying the raw nature of this space, sold an abandoned stone dwelling barn, a “cabaña pasiega”, and rebuilt it paying homage to its past (passive photo voltaic orientation, few dwelling windows), but with a contemporary bewitch.
To hang the areas’ without be conscious changing weather and huge views, Álvarez decrease huge panoramic sliding glass doors into every aspect of the home to hang a behold of the mountain and waterfalls, besides as the behold of the valley under.
Dubbing the home Villa Unhurried, Laura and her accomplice Lewis (who created valuable of the home’s furniture from local wood) spent their two-month quarantine right here and fell in fancy with the slower rhythms of life: slicing wood, cooking exterior, mountain climbing and staring on the scenery. They are if truth be told attempting to decide out a more permanent move to the home.
Laura Álvarez Architecture: https://lauraalvarez.ecu/
Villa Unhurried: https://villaslow.com/
Extra on the “cabaña pasiega” ragged housebarn typology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caba%C3%B1a_pasiega