The A-Cero Architects have created a gorgeous modern home at the bank of the Mera river in Santander, Spain. The main idea behind the project is to make a house integrated within the surrounding context, oriented towards the views over the Mera river. The terrain’s slope becomes a solution by designing a house closed to the North and open to the South, therefore protected from the cold temperatures and open to the natural light.
The design of the Santander House features the simple volumetric composition, the large glass panes, the projecting shapes, its ample interior spaces and predominant materials: glass, wood and concrete.
The interior of the Santander House consists of two floors. On the ground floor are the dining room and the living room, which are visually connected with the exterior through a pair of large glass sliding doors giving access to the garden. The floor is completed with the kitchen, two bathrooms and the children playroom.
The upper floor consists of two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room located on a salient block, looking towards the river. Each of these rooms open into a long patio with a breathtaking view.
The exterior of the building is covered with dark Naturvex, the floor tiles are made of anthracite colour epoxy resin. The roof is covered with a gravel layer.