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Wonderful Holiday Villa in the Mountains Designed for Those Who Like to Enjoy Nature

By • Nov 30, 2017

Villa Slow, located in an area surrounded by thick vegetation, has been designed to accommodate people who enjoy direct contact with nature. This includes couples, families with children, and people that just want to be surrounded by friends.

Warm holiday villa in the mountains surrounded by nature
Villa in the mountains with stone walls and barn doors

The house is located in a very special natural area known for its spring water, and thus Villa Slow has its own source of clean water.

Wonderful stone walls that add a rustic touch
Side view of the villa with wooden doors
Wooden doors connecting the rooms with the outside

This magnificent refuge in the mountains of Valle del Miera, Cantabria, Spain, is designed and built with great attention to detail by the architectural firm Laura Alvarez Architecture.
The house is very respectful of the environment that surrounds it. Its design is based on the traditional typology of a Casa Pasiego (name given to the typical houses of this region of Spain), but with a contemporary touch. The rough but charming exterior with stone walls and roof contrast with the delicate structure and wooden details of the interior.

Terrace with wonderful views over the mountains that surround it

Two large panoramic windows in the living room facing in opposite directions allow us to gaze upon the beautiful scenery of mountains, clouds, and trees. The wonderful landscape of the exterior can be enjoyed in the comfort and warmth of the home’s interior.

Terrace with rustic wood dining room
Terrace connected to the interior by glass doors
Modern and comfortable interior corner with views of the mountains
Living room with retro-style furniture in dark gray

It also pays special attention to sustainability and is qualified as a passive house. Among its many details, it has a heat pump, underfloor heating and insulation, and high-quality windows for minimum heat loss.

All electronic devices are A +++ (appliances with minimum energy consumption). The high-performance glass heats the interior in the winter and the large wooden shutters protect it during the summer from heat gain. All the materials used to build Villa Slow come from the Cantabria area.

Living room decorated in retro style with antique fireplace in black embedded in the wall
General view of the living-dining room with high wooden ceilings
Corner furnished with retro armchairs overlooking the mountains
Modern and simple kitchen in white and wood
Modern, bright room with glass doors that allow exterior views
Simple room in light colors with white closet
Room with studio area containing a small desk in dark wood
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05 AM Arquitectura Completes an Interior Renovation of a House in Platja d’Aro, Spain

By • Feb 21, 2017

Renovation of a house in Mas Nou by 05 AM Arquitectura (2)

Have you always dreamed of owning a home that’s quite on the minimalist side, but doesn’t quite cross the line into the world of industrial decor? That’s a gorgeous aesthetic, but it’s also quite particular because there’s a fine line between the two when it comes to furnishing, fabrics, materials, and accessories. Adding a few pieces in more traditional textiles but including modern shapes or choosing one nearly-industrial feature and keeping the colour scheme light can help you strike a balance between the two. A transformative design project called Interior Renovation of a House in Mas Nou is the perfect example of how architechts and interior designers can work together to hit the mark!


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Simona Garufi Remodels an Apartment in the Salamanca District of Madrid, Spain

By • Feb 16, 2017

Apartment in Madrid by Simona Garufi (2)

Sometimes, in the world of architecture and home decor, it’s nice to keep things minimal and simple. Even if that’s your primary concept for a home, however, you can still make sure every room has at least one piece that pops in order to give your space some personality. One of the best examples of this we’ve seen so far is the succinctly named Apartment.


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Mesura Remodels a Summer Home in Sant Mori, Spain

By • Jan 2, 2017

Sant Mori Enlargement by Mesura (19)

Sant Mori Enlargement is a residential project completed by Mesura in 2016.

It is located in Sant Mori, Spain.


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Nook Architects Design a Private Residence in Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona

By • Dec 22, 2016

House of Mirrors by Nook Architects (6)

House of Mirrors is a private residence renovated by Nook Architects.

It is located in Barcelona, Spain and was completed in 2016.


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Pablo Baruc Completes a 1950s Home Refurbishment in Seville, Spain

By • Dec 21, 2016

House Refurbishment by Pablo Baruc (8)

House Refurbishment is a project completed by Pablo Baruc.

It is located in Seville, Spain and was completed in 2016.


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Gestec Designs a Spacious Contemporary Home in Finestrat, Spain

By • Dec 18, 2016

Casa Finestrat by Gestec (15)

Casa Finestrat is a private residence designed by Gestec.

Completed in 2015, it is located in Finestrat, Alicante, Spain.


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Anne Guinault Designs an Apartment in Valencia, Spain

By • Dec 16, 2016

Apartment in Old City by Anne Guinault (11)

Apartment in Old City is a private home located in Valencia, Spain.

Completed in 2016, it was designed by Anne Guinault.


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Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto Designs a Rustic Contemporary Home in Alicante, Spain

By • Dec 11, 2016

Driessen House by Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto (9)

Driessen House is a private home located in Alicante, Spain.

Completed in 2016, it was designed by Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto.


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Design a House in a Pine Forest in Paterna, Spain

By • Nov 22, 2016

House in a Pine Forest by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (4)

House in a Pine Forest is a private home located in Paterna, Spain.

It was designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in 2016.


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Pascal Cheikh Djavadi Designs a Spacious and Peaceful Villa in Ibiza

By • Nov 22, 2016

Villa in Ibiza by arcosarchitecture (5)

Villa in Ibiza is a private residence designed by Pascal Cheikh Djavadi.

It is located in Ibiza, Spain.


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French Firm Pascal Cheikh Djavadi Designs a Luxurious Home in Ibiza, Spain

By • Nov 20, 2016

Casa Daria by Pascal Cheikh Djavadi (7)

Casa Daria is a private home located in Ibiza, Spain.

It was designed by the French firm Pascal Cheikh Djavadi.


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Marisa Gonzalez LLanos Designs a Stylish Industrial Home in Madrid, Spain

By • Nov 16, 2016

Residencial III by Marisa Gonzalez LLanos (2)

Residencial III is a private home located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain.

Completed in 2014, it was designed by Marisa Gonzalez LLanos.


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DTR_studio Architects Designs a Stunning Single-Family Home for a Painter in Málaga

By • Oct 27, 2016

A Single Family House For a Painter by DTR_studio Arch (11)

A Single Family House For a Painter is a residential project completed by DTR_studio Architects.

The home is located in Gaucín, Málaga, Spain and was finished in 2015.


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Bornelo Interior Design Creates a Stunning Penthouse with Spectacular Views in Palma de Mallorca

By • Oct 11, 2016

Penthouse in Mallorca by Bornelo Interior Design (5)

Penthouse in Palma de Mallorca is a residential project designed by Bornelo Interior Design in 2015.

It is located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


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YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona Design a Home in Cataluña for a Scandinavian Family

By • Oct 5, 2016

House Vallès Oriental by YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona (2)

Single Family House Vallès Oriental is a private home located in Spain.

Completed in 2016, it was designed by YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona.


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A Contemporary Home in Son Vida

By • Oct 3, 2016

Son Vida by Concepto Arquitectura (5)

Son Vida 3 is a private home located in Son Vida, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Completed in 2015, it was designed by CONCEPTO ARQUITECTURA.


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