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.