Mas del Caixo is a joint project of architects Teo Hidalgo Nacher and Felipe García. The building is located in Chodos municipality (Spain) and is a farm house, constructed on the top of a picturesque hill, more than 300 meters above the sea level. Wide open spaces of Iberian mountain system have been remaining almost untouched by human activity here during the last few centuries. At the same time, isolation from the outside world becomes more apparent at winter, when snowfalls block up the roads.
This residence has 258 square meters and consists of three conjoined houses, being a remarkable example of traditional Spanish architecture. The central part of the building belongs to another owner, whereas two outermost blocks were renovated and enlarged. The living space has an outstanding historical facade, hiding the authentic interior. Moreover, there are some modern eco-technologies, involving into the house`s maintaining. They include rainwater catchment and its further purification, as well as photovoltaic panels, which produce enough energy to make the residence self-sufficient. And this is rather important in terms of relative isolation from the outside world.
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