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This angular modern home in Spain is also a passive house

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It’s also shortlisted for World Building of the Year

It’s no wonder that the MM House, designed by Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab (OHLAB), was shortlisted for World Building of the Year. Located on a sloped site on the island of Mallorca in Spain, the angular modern house comprises four white volumes that appear to intersect one another at different points. Each block contains a distinct use, with each facade positioned according to the view that would best suit the function of the space.

The kitchen faces a vegetable patch, while the bedrooms are set to face the garden. The largest volume houses the living and dining rooms and boasts sliding glass walls that open onto a terrace overlooking the sea. Here, the double-height space accommodates a mezzanine gallery office space, with access to yet another terrace created by a triangular cutout in the roof that has been tiled in green. The rest of the clean-lined dwelling features a scheme of complementary cream-colored tiles, with walls painted white and accented by timber window frames.

Aside from its striking architectural elements, the MM House was also intended to be a passive house. The pitched roofs collect rainwater for irrigation, general use, and drinking, while hot water comes from outside tanks. Head to Dezeen for more.