Bigwig British architect David Chipperfield had spent many summers renting out a small apartment in Corrubedo, Spain, a tiny fishing village in on the country's northwest Atlantic coast, before finally deciding to build his own house there. Completed after six years in 2002, the roughly 2,700-square-foot residence is a modern stunner on the village's main street, boasting spectacular views of the harbor and sea, especially with the sweeping glass-fronted living area on the main floor.
Recently spotlighted by AD España, the three-story home set on a concrete and stone foundation is strikingly minimalist and intentionally so. The children's rooms on the lowest floor are equipped only with wooden bunk beds.The master bedroom and bathroom are equally sparse. The most dynamic part of the house is no doubt the main living area where a wooden table, bench, and mod kitchen let Chipperfield do what he loves on vacation: cook local seafood while chatting and admiring the waters.
· The Chipperfield in His Gallego Paradise [AD España]
· David Chipperfield Reinvents the English Country House [Curbed]
· All David Chipperfield posts [Curbed]