Architects Nacho Ruiz and Jose Antonio Ruiz Allén Esquiroz from Zon-e Arquitectos have been commissioned to come up with a social housing solution in the small mining town of Degana in Spain, and by the looks of it, they’ve done a sterling job. In a city where nothing new has been constructed for more than 25 years, the new building keeps away from the common facades of a mining village with its volumetric angular profile and rich geometry. Connecting two existing urban plots, the new structure houses 15 small apartments with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, and has a black exterior (resembles coal) that is capable to absorb most of the light. – via ARPlus

Photos by Ignacio Martinez