If starch-white walls, floors, and fixtures make you feel like you're trapped in an insane asylum, then the newest home by Alberto Campo Baeza Architects might give you the heebie-jeebies. However, this off-the-wall gem was made with artists in mind – a group that would be far more likely to relate the design to a blank canvas than the eerie set of Shutter Island.
Built in Zaragoza, Spain, this “house for a poet” creates a symbiotic relationship between the cube-like interior structure and the surrounding gardens. A wall separates the two, but an immense amount of light from the north makes the concrete gleam.
The rest of the house is divided by necessity and creativity, the necessity being the bedrooms’ strange location in the poorly lit basement. The library – the brightest room and one that could arguably offer up the most inspiration – sits atop a winding staircase where the windows allow the light to bounce off white bookcases.
Above all, this space is clean, well-organized and awaiting the artistic touch of a resident. Only those serious about white need apply.
What type of remodeling job are you interested in?