Creating a modern residence that offers gorgeous views and maintains the delicate balance of the surrounding natural setting is indeed a hard task. Architect Quico Jorreto has successfully managed to accomplish this by conjuring up and bringing to life this amazing house overlooking Miño River in Galicia Spain. Surrounded by a beautiful green landscape the home utilizes the available landscape to perfection as it offers those inside with unabated views of the river terrain while providing a comfortable retreat.
We begin with the Monte-Silo House in Utah which consists of two metal grain silos placed back to back for maximum space. The front silo is the largest and generous windows allow the home’s inhabitants to take in the view of the Provo River. The second-level deck provides shading for the floor below.
A curved staircase features a slatted rail that mirrors the corrugated lines of the wall. Once again metal and wood combine to create a look that is rustic yet industrial at the same time. Perfect for a space that used to be a silo! Below we see a bedroom that features a “Bed in a Box” concept. The best part: each one of these beds includes stereo sound and a flat screen monitor!
The presence of a well-placed glass window in every single room allows for ample ventilation while also keeping those inside visually bonded with the fresh and green surroundings. In some rooms multiple giant glass windows have been employed to increase this connectivity. Large and flowing interiors seem even more spacious as one single tone of white has been used throughout.
The Oil Silo Home’s interior is no less impressive than its exterior. Would you have expected a rendering with anything but modern decor?! Clean-lined sofas add comfort and sleek style while an indoor garden is the ultimate green statement:
Another of the many reasons why we love this Texan home is this stunning outdoor terrace that opens up in the backyard leading to the pool and a lush green turf. Certainly creates an amazing contrast with the home’s entrance don’t you think?