In L'Ametlla del Vallès, Spain, it was not long ago that the original house, literally facing nature. It is built on a sloping plot of land, with the east side facing a busy street and the west side a quiet pine forest. The task of the architects was to turn the building away from the urban environment and open towards the living world. It's a non-trivial solution – two completely different shapes and colors of façades looking in different directions.
The dark, wavy facade turns to people and traffic. Its undulating outline against the background of trees looks like a triumph of modern sculpture. It is as closed and homogenous as possible, as it should only create an exterior view of the structure without revealing it. The only door here leads to the A delightful studio, which acts as a buffer between the parking lot and the living area.
The west side is the exact opposite of the east side: broken lines, right angles, hard turns against the waves. White instead of black. Maximum openness to the world around instead of the deaf closed. Only the texture of the material used for the fronts is unifying. Since all the rooms are located here in parallel, each of them is filled with natural light and clean air.
The works of Barcelona's Mirag Millet Ramoneda, which gives birth to such original ideas, can be found on their official site.