Madrid-based studio FH2L Arquitecturos has designed the Casa Ramas project.
Completed in 2008, this 4,840 square foot, three story contemporary home is located in Cotos de Monterrey, Venturada, Madrid, Spain.
Casa Ramas by FH2L Arquitecturos:
“The house is located at the edge of the private housing community that has one of the best views to the Guadarrama Mountain Range.
Its geometry has two main objectives: One is to open itself to the private garden and to the mountains view, benefiting from the best orientation and sunlight for each bedroom; and the second one is to turn itself into a resounding volume, almost opaque, that becomes a reference for anyone observing the house from the entrance.
The combination of these two ideas converts the building into a contemporary house, flexible and adapted to its environment.
Both pedestrian and car access to the plot are made from the north, running in parallel and separated by a stone wall.
The entrance hall, transparent and luminous, divides the ground floor into two areas, forming the traditional “L type” house. On one side we have the day area, with the kitchen, dinning and living room, all three in the same space, with double orientation to the sun and the views. On the other side, orientated to the south, the bedrooms and bathrooms, as a separate volume and closing the pool yard.
On one side of the kitchen is the laundry room. Both have a direct access from the parking area.
The staircase, a piece of the living room furniture, is the way up to the private library, generating the double high space next to the dining room.
The library divides the first floor into the master bedroom, orientated to the best views, and the studio, the private working area.
Underneath the living room, in the basement, the playing room and the technical room open to a natural stone patio.
The spa is located under the main floor terrace and takes advantage of the slope of the terrain.
This house, flooded with light and incredible views, opens to the sun, and closes itself to the near neighbors.
The sun, controlled by porchs and wooden pergolas, provides comfort and thermal control in each season of the year.”
Photos courtesy of FH2L Arquitectos