IT’S official: The best house in the world is in Spain!
Claiming the top gong at the World Architecture Festival, MM House in Palma, Mallorca, fought off competition from luxury properties around the globe.
Designed by Mallorcan architect firm Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab (OHLAB), the house is constructed from a series of white boxes stacked on top of one another in a modern take on the classic pueblo blanco.
Each box was purposely constructed to mark the different sections of the property, separating the kitchen, living room, dining room and the properties two bedrooms.
Designed with an ‘environmental conscience’, a spokesman for OHLAB said that modern architects have a ‘moral responsibility’ to care for their surroundings.
“MM House is designed as a home that promotes environmental and sustainability values,” he said. “The pitched roofs have a system for collecting rainwater – three of them collect water for irrigation and general use while a fourth collects water for consumption.”
It also features intelligent technology and insulation systems to ensure heating and cooling is energy efficient and sustainable.
Each box is also positioned to take advantage of the natural light and surroundings.
The judges of the World Architecture Festival Awards said MM House ‘transcends the beauty of the everyday, as well as being an inspiring paradigm for the art of the possible’.
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