e are half an hour away from Madrid, in a typical suburb built with single family homes, spaced a short distance from one another. And our couple wanted to build an open-plan home filled with natural light for their young family, however they wanted to be sheltered from their neighbours. These specifications gave life to a unique building pierced by voids, which was successful in granting the right degree of privacy.
Architecture and design project by Bojaus. This architecture team has found a classy and unconventional way to solve a vital need for privacy: a simple and clean volume, which extends over three floors, and an extremely sophisticated combination of deep voids and double-heighted internal courtyards, which flood the house with lots of natural light.
This building revolves around a central patio with a staircase, which joins the three floors together. An open-plan interior with only a few partitions, therefore all the spaces are visually connected to each other. The parents work from home and have their office in the basement, which faces the garden. The children have their playroom on the same floor as the family bedrooms. The main requirement was to have a flexible interior, which could be used in different ways in times to come. The same minimalist aesthetic has also been adopted in the interior: a few simple and clean pieces with no license to excessive decorations.
There is a wonderful suprise every where you look. Despite its rational cubic shape, the leitmotiv of this house is a link with nature, light and the sky of these highlands, which surround Madrid. And all this, helps us forget about the triviality of these outskirts. It was a huge challenge for our young parents. They wanted a lot of room for their young children, a garden and a unique sensorial experience made by incredible views and spaces.
A single family home with garden
Location: Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain
Size: 556 sqm approx.
Architecture project: Bojaus Arquitectura, arch. Ignacio Serra, arch. Elisa Sequeros, Madrid, Spain
Interior Design: QBIKA, Madrid, Spain
Photos: Joaquìn Mosquera, Courtesy Bojaus Arqutectura and Qbika