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Casa LLP: Eco-friendly Modern Home Fits in With Forest Topography

Designing a home that responds to the needs of the landscape it sits in, adapts to its specific climatic requirements and becomes one with the backdrop is a hard task indeed. It requires balance, precision and ingenuity that bring together two contrasting worlds. Accomplishing this task with modern flair and inviting warmth is the gorgeous Casa LLP in Spain. Located on the picturesque Serra de Collserola, this smart bioclimatic house was designed by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes in response to the unique challenges that the forest site presented. From a green roof that allows it to blend in with the landscape to a cantilevered structure that leaves minimal footprint on the lot, this home is an eco-friendly masterpiece!

Gorgeous green roof of the home improves its insulation Casa LLP: Eco friendly Modern Home Fits in With Forest Topography

The idea was to create a contemporary home for two sisters with two separate individual homes that blend into one even while giving both its occupants ample privacy. The floor plan created a cozy structure with wooden walls that offered two rooms, a dining and a sitting room, a bathroom, a kitchen and a terrace for each of them to enjoy. Yet, it is the exterior of the house that draws your attention instantly with two retaining concrete walls supporting the cantilevered frame of the house. This preserves the original lot as much as possible and fashion a residence that is as ecologically non-invasive as possible.

Rear projection of the eco-friendly home offers wonderful mountain views

Minimal wooden deck of Casa LLP with a view of Collserola mount

Outdoor deck space seems like a natural extension of the wooden structure

Living room with white walls and woodsy ceiling

Sliding glass dooes with wooden frames and sheer curtains open up the living room to the view outside

Use of ecolocgically sound materials shapes the fabulous home in Spanish mountains

Contemporary interior with carefully organized shelves and cabinets delineate space

Orientation of Casa LLP along with sun protection on windows, top-notch insulation thanks to the wooden frame, skylights that bring in sunshine only in colder winter months and an attractive vegetal roof help in cutting back the heating and cooling needs of the home drastically. Not only does this save up on energy bills, but keeps the carbon footprint of an already squeaky clean home down to a bare minimum. A neutral color scheme indoors and unabated views of Collserola mount complete this lovely green home.

With the world hotly debating issues like climate change, carbon footprint and fight against global warming in Paris, it is inevitable that more homes in future will go down the green path similar to one taken by this stylish Spanish home! [Photography: Adrià Goula]

Home office with minimal white walls and an elegant desk design

Smart skylights bring in both heat and light in colder winter months

Lightweight wooden contruction on retaining walls creates a home with minimal footprint

Smart, sustainable home design in Spain with a view of Collserola mount

Wooden structure and beautiful lighting turn the home into an inviting hub

Entrance of Casa LLP conceals the breathtaking views that it holds

Cantilevered portion of the wooden home adds to the dramatic appeal of the exterior

Casa LLP on Serra de Collserola in Spain

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