Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Spanish multidisciplinary architect Luis Alonso specializes in building sports facilities, but for his own home in central Barcelona he built vertically rather than horizontally, with lots of glass that allows the natural daylight in. Inside, the light warms the exposed concrete, which is used in a straightforward way and contrasts with the metal and warm wood tones. Modern technology has also been utilized — besides energy-saving windows, the Alonsos have a new twist on the family photo album, with plasma screens scattered throughout the house projecting more than 5,000 photos taken by the owners. With the addition of bright colour on the walls and furniture, the house comes alive and makes it clear that this is a happy family home. More photos and article (in Spanish) on the Nuevo Estilo site.