Masias are old traditional houses specific to the rural regions of the Catalan Countries from Spain. Construction regulations in the area are clear and precise: general characteristic of traditional houses need to be transferred to new constructions. This means that the exterior of any new house has to blend in with the old ones from the village.
In Camallera, where the MMMMMS House was build, these are straightforward regulations that enabled the architects from Anna & Eugeni Bach to erect this beautiful construction using stone cladding and arab tiles roof.
This amazing Catalan house has an ingenious layout that plays with the transition from the inside to the outside. At any moment in the house you might feel you are in the middle of the nature. What is even cooler is that this is an environmental friendly house. The cross ventilation created through openings in the facades doesn’t require any supplementary air conditioning. The heating is provided by a wood-chip heater that also supplies the house with hot water thanks to the solar panels connected to the heater. The construction materials used here come from local artisans and suppliers.
Something that is quite rare for the new constructions are the brick walls left uncovered inside and they look awesome even though it’s not an old building.
The interior design is simple, modern and focuses on the airy, large spaces. The bathroom, for example, has very beautiful details where the shape of the tiles coincides with the bricks from the exterior.
Take an inside look through this cute video: