In the hills north of Barcelona, Spain, Norm Architects designed a home that appears to be as light as a feather. Here, the team expressed a Scandinavian interpretation of soft minimalism. The large size of the house and the clean lines make for an airiness that blows through all the rooms. Not only a magnificent view dominates here, but also a feeling of bliss.
For this project, Norm Architects collaborated with Koio, a shoe brand that operates with a similar focus on timelessness and simplicity. For this reason, a central part of the home is the shoe bench, considering that the project in fact started with this. It is made of solid oak and beige suede; a combination that contains the essence of the entire project. Namely, it revolves around arranging natural materials in sincere constructions. Next to this, the joint in dark oak is a typical element of Japanese furniture and fits in with the minimalistic feel as well. There is nothing too much or too less, both with this specific object as in the overall house.
Dynamic curtains, clear lines and minimalistic details.
It started with the bench, and it grew from there. To continue the sober design that everything started with, the team was devoted to further developing a minimal style that gently merges with the surroundings yet is striking. There is no doubt that the result succeeded in this. Thanks to the never-ending windows and the white curtains, indoor and outdoor undeniably flow into each other. Naturally, the spacious outdoor pool is a huge asset as well, and certainly when it is accompanied by a view from the hills. Moreover, the house bathes in an honest light that testifies to the inspiring vision that is carried out by Norm Architects. The interior reflects the architectural focus from the outside and is a celebration of pureness.
Together with Koio, Norm Architects developed a project that totally charmed us. The airy construction has an appeal that cannot be denied and is, besides, aesthetically pleasing. With dynamic curtains, clear lines and minimalistic details, we gain an interesting addition to what we – and undoubtedly many others – would call soft design. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen