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A Vaulted Canopy Home In The Spanish Countryside

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Spanish architecture practice Mesura designed ‘Casa IV’, a house extension featuring a vaulted canopy roof in the hot, dry countryside of Elche.

Conceived in response to the area’s climate and topology, the building boasts a harmonious combination of red brick walls and a light grey mantle. Large glass panes bring in light and provide sweeping views. “We understood from the reinterpretation of the building tradition, a clear, bold strategy is defined by a unitary system of cover breaking clear hierarchy between interior and exterior spaces and in the atmosphere, light, and comfort each place confers walls using ceramic as a filter,” explain the architects.

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All images © courtesy of Mesura