As a general rule, concrete as a home building material often lacks that certain warmth one searches for in a home to settle down in. But there’s something about the Puntiro House by FLEXO Arquitectura in Puntiró, Mallorca, Spain that makes us feel a warmth from this modern material that we usually don’t feel. We think it’s the subtle, opening up to the sky feeling that the large rectangular structure gives off. And the natural wood framing makes for an interesting contrast. That swimming pool should have been an infinity pool, though.
“In a plot of 15000m2 in extensive residential area, with strong slope from the street to the south and to the good views, we were asked to design a single family residence with a reduced budget. The house is situated in the upper part of the plot, next to the access, freeing the most intact forest in the area and open to the view. It forms a compact volume oriented northsouth providing cross ventilation and maximum sunlight. The implementation uses the slope of the plot to place a semibasement ground floor where a recreational outside area is related to the pool, bedrooms and multipurpose room for guests, placing on the first floor, the housing area for the habitual users.” — from Architizer.