This Madrid Home Reflects the Overlap of City and Mountain

With every challenge comes an opportunity, and Steyn Studio’s Sierra House is no exception. Nearly every element of the house’s external shape has clever problem-solving rooted in aesthetic inspiration.

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Steyn Studio elected to construct a mountain-like roofline with two peaks, solving a local problem – government restrictions on building height limits architects’ ability to maximise space. The exterior of Sierra House’s structure reflects its surroundings as they blend from urban jungle to soaring mountains – a balancing act of warm, natural materials and sleek minimalism. Its saw-toothed shape also provided the house’s name.

In focusing on elevating ceilings within the spaces where they would be felt most, Steyn Studio designed an otherwise restricted environment to feel airy, open, and warm. Interior materials choices aided this effort by utilising a neutral-colour palette.

Project: Sierra House
Location: Madrid, Spain
Floor area: 250m2
Technical Architect: Roberto Rapino
Photography: Imagen Subliminal

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