We stumbled into this clean and highly modern residence developed by Spanish-German architectural studio YLAB Arquitectos in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain. The project consisted of a rehabilitation of a 500 m2 (5,381 square feet) living space plus outdoor areas. According to the design team, “the objective was to make this house of classical forms and narrow interior layout into a modern house with large and continuous spaces, allowing owners to enjoy the fantastic views from all areas“.

In order to meet this goal, several major changes had to be made by the architects: “The house was emptied achieving a new layout, the facades were improved to match their geometry, increasing the volume of the house, and new windows and window frames of solid wood carpentry were created, allowing for abundant connections between the exterior and interior spaces of the house“. The outdoor areas were enhanced by using various planters made from recovered sleepers and by creating a bush hammered stone terrace which descends towards the swimming pool