Every Home Should Be a Pile of Boxes Overlooking the Mediterranean

Hope you like windows

By Tanner Garrity

 
Every Home Should Be a Pile of Boxes Overlooking the Mediterranean
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18 May 2018

With all due respect to colonials, Cape Cods, converted barns, mission-style haciendas, log cabins, mid-century moderns and tudors, this is the Platonic ideal of dwellings:

A pile of white boxes, on a ocean bluff, with some extremely unapologetic windows.

Conceived by design studio Cadaval and Sola-Morales, the “Sunflower House” rests in Port de la Selva, along Spain’s northeastern coastline near the French border. The Barcelona-based architects created a home that could withstand the area’s wind-beaten afternoons while celebrating the brilliant sea below.

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Viewed aerially, the home looks a bit like Bart Simpson doing a jumping jack, and is oriented to ensure maximum wind protection, sunlight and views. As in: each and every “cube” overlooks the water (of which there are seven, by our rudimentary count) and utilizes floor-to-ceiling windows, meaning you can gaze out over the Mediterranean as if pining for a seafaring lover whenever and wherever you please.

In addition to the unique layout, there’s an infinity pool, roof garden for temperature regulation, one heck of a central staircase and all manner of laid-back furnishings throughout.

You can find more info about the home here.

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