An Abstract House by ALT Arquitectura



Ready for its final curtain call, the next house is an enigmatic piece, which stands on a small hill. Designed by ALT arquitectura the Martin House is located in Madrid, Spain.

From the beginning of the project this house was thought to be a unique place, to be an example of function and not beauty. The architects managed to do so by creating a black box with holes instead of windows, a house that appears out of nowhere.

This two-story house has an elevated fold, that creates an artificial skyline, hiding the surrounding homes. Moreover, the first level is mainly one big open space that lodges the kitchen, living and dining areas. The house has a simple, neutral palette that creates the feeling of a light place. You can also see some pieces of furniture that seem to come out of the floor such as the dining room tale.

The Martin House is a truly unique piece that surprises with its shape and abstraction, more than it would have if it were a “nice home”.


Published by in Architecture, on April 18th, 2011

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