adapting to the landscape

Built on a steep slope with impressive views over the metropolitan area of the city of Granada, Spain the Aire house is staggered above and below the slope by adapting to the topography, generating different terraces and levels that communicates directly to the outside in a continuous inside-out connection.
Aptly named the Aire House due to the crossed ventilation of air that flows over sheets of water on the terraces to help combat the hot temperatures of Granada.
Designed by Ariasrecalde Taller architects, the staircase serves as a light-well and ventilation funnel allowing natural light and air to flood the interior of the dwelling, penetrating across all levels. At night the house is transformed into a large lamp, both spatially and visually the simple materials of concrete, glass and timber is both purist and brutalist in form and function.

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