This project was called Oxygen House and was carried out by Susanna Cots‘ studio in Barcelona.
Why Oxygen House? because it is a house completely immersed in nature, in a woodland to be precise.
The large windows, without curtains, make it possible to contemplate nature even while at home.
The basic idea of the internal structure
The internal structure is composed of glass cubes, which allow a total view of the rooms located outside the home.
The feeling is that of being immersed in outer space, even though it is actually inside. The cubic modules are connected together by a corridor, also made of glass. It almost seems to form a whole with the exteriors and, therefore, with the harmony of nature, of which the house wants to follow the slow, continuous and calm rhythm.
The choice of colors
The colors chosen for the interiors are clear, with a preference for ceiling beams painted white: this adds brightness to the rooms, which are already bright because most of the walls are made up of the sides of the transparent glass cube that defines the structure.
Light wood is used for floors and to cover some of the areas of partition walls, this gives a continuity with the light tones of the ceiling and furnishings, in which beige predominates and which are in industrial style with dark metal finishes.
The important heights give to all the rooms a wide breath, extended spaces but at the same time defined in a delicate way by light tones.
The interiors are inspired by a color palette that borrows colors from the earth and nature.
The division of environments
The kitchen is delimited by straight lines, which give this central environment of the house a certain movement and order at the same time, and which guarantees structure, but not division.
The living area is connected to the kitchen with a glass wall with dark metal edges, which gives the two environments both privacy and connection, according to need.
All the rooms communicate with the outside, even in the presence of solid walls, and not of glass, with large windows and dark metal fixtures typical of the industrial style, which recall the details of the furnishings.
The bedroom has a frontal perspective with the external environment; the bed faces the outdoor space; the furnishings have clean and essential lines, in which the shades of white and light wood prevail.
A precise architectural choice was made for the walk-in closet, as this is placed outside the bed area, adjacent to the bedroom, so as to define the area in which the clothes are stored with discretion and practicality, and, therefore, the day, the experience, to leave ample space for the rest area.
In this environment the bed is placed in a harmonious order, a console with a mirror with essential lines and, near the limit with the glass structure, a table with chairs to have the possibility of contemplating the external space and feeling in harmony with nature and with yourself. Standing in front of the outdoor area with the pool and the manicured lawn gives a sense of purity and inner calm.
The bathing ritual
The bathroom presents essential and enveloping lines at the same time; the wall-to-wall double basin marble basin communicates with the outside through a large window, which is located opposite, from which you can see the olive groves that are located in this area outside the house.
The bathroom space is divided harmoniously between the area closest to the entrance, with a sink and free bathtub, with its fluid and defined geometric lines, and the toilet area, separated from the large shower by a glass wall with borders. of dark metal.