It’s true that some people prefer to live in warm, inviting homes that include plenty of wooden finishes, but a white, well-lit and minimalistic residence can be just as impressive as long as it is designed by a team of experts. Dubbed Vivienda en el Empordà, this residential project was sketched out in 2015 by Anna Podio Arquitectura, and it is located in Santa Cristina d’Aro, Catalunya, Spain.
It features two floors as well as a gorgeous infinity pool, a garden with aromatic and shrubby plants, as well as a façade made out of porcelain tiles and natural limestone. As far as energy efficiency is concerned, cross ventilation, solar energy, LED lighting and automation systems make sure that the home draws most of its power from the elements without relying too much on conventional energy channels. The two levels are linked by an interior staircase with “floating” steps, which lead the way to the most important social and private areas. Large floor-to-ceiling windows make sure that every room is flooded with natural light throughout the day while providing fabulous views of the outdoors.