Casa 205 is an awe-inspiring house built on the hillside of Barcelona. It was specially designed by H Arquitectes in this roughterrain so that it can benefit from its beautiful surroundings. The shape of this house is a gigantic yet simple rectangular wooden block, which blends nicely with the little woods among which it stands. Better yet, this house is also eco-friendly.
The sloping ground might mean that you do not have a yard to play in, but I think the amazing view that the elevation provides is a very good compensation. Looking out of the windows of this house, you will be granted with a breathtaking panorama of the woods that covers the hill under the house, and further on the horizon, you can see the silhouettes of other hills, with the blue sky as a backdrop.
The interior of the house is also dominated with warm shade of wood, just like the exterior. Almost all the walls, flooring, and ceiling is made of wood of the same shade, and this makes the house look as if it was carved from one tree. This brilliant choice of material gives the house a rustic, natural, and organic feeling, as well as warmth, peace, and coziness.
The rooms are spacious and rather sparsely furnished. The furniture itself is relatively simple, there is nothing really special about it; it looks just like any furniture you can find in any modern house.But this, I think, is not a problem, since the simplicity and humility of it only enhance the back-to nature feeling that the architecture of the house offers.
The most impressive room in this house is probably its library or study. On one of its walls, it has an imposing wooden bookshelf that is literally filled with booksfrom floor to ceiling—and the ceiling, mind you, is very high. Opposite the bookshelf, there are two desks made of black wood lining up the wall. The walls—the ones which are not taken up by the gigantic bookshelf—are left bare.A few potted plants add freshness to the room, but aside from that it has no other decoration, in tone with the simplicity and minimalism of the rest of the house. Then again, this house hardly needs any decoration. It is already amazing in its humble, natural way.