Featured Project: Architects Create Not 1 But 11 “Houses” For Family
January 7, 2013
Building: MO House
Location: Madrid, Spain
Why we like it:
The MO House is actually a series of several small houses that form a secluded compound of sorts. The project, which the architects say is a perfect distillation of the firm’s use of “extremely simple spaces” that offer “an extremely rich spatial experience”, is marked by two key features: the unique, tree-laden landscape that it inhabits and the “disaggregated” plan that results from it. Cubic pavilions—11 in all—are joined at odd angles to produce an irregular, yet appealing plan that is framed around several quasi-sculptural trees. The courtyards that result from the bespoke formal scheme are exquisitely proportioned, with the trees–some of which veer upwards at angles—vertically punctuating the general horizontal composition of the architecture. Square windows are placed at various heights and staggered, creating visual links between the home’s numerous volumes. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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