Casa del Acantilado
If you’re into your architecture, you’ll know just by looking at this abode near Granada it took more than just bricks, mortar and 5mins on CAD to get built. Casa del Acantilado by Madrid’s GilBartolome Arquitectos took years of planning/construction and the result is a magnificent Gaudi-inspired hillside residence that overlooks the Mediterranean.
This family home features a two-storey interior with three bedrooms, a multi-tiered open plan living room, a swimming pool and all the balcony views you could wish for presenting unobstructed views of the oceans below.
Casa del Acantilado’s design draws from the tradition of the Andalusian region by burrowing itself into a 42-degree incline which provides a cool summer and insulation during the winter – this casa stays at a constant 19.5C.
The unique structure is dominated by its unusual curves and intricately formed roof made from handmade zinc tiles, which are positioned for the tips to catch the sunlight creating a shimmer to resemble scales.
The interior is spread across two floor, boasting a constant view of the water no matter where you are in the house. There are three bedrooms on the top floor, while a large terraced living room dominates the lower ground. The living room has movable glass panels which lead onto the terrace area, complete with swimming pool.
The house see bespoke furniture dotted around the place, all of which were made with fiberglass and polyester resin which have all been custom-designed through digital design software. Even the ceiling in this place special and is constructed from double curved concrete shell.
Located just outside Granada in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, virtually inch of the Casa Del Acantilado was made using manual labour rather than factory construction for a higher-quality finish.