La Escocesa House designed by DUB Arquitectura is a beautiful and minimalistic example of flexible and sustainable design.
The four-module design allows the house to adapt to different situations, with each module serving a different purpose. The strip shape of the house also allows for potential growth in the future without interrupting the long views that the main house currently has.
Low or no maintenance was the main focus when choosing the materials for the building envelope, and environmental design strategies were implemented to minimize the need for air conditioning. The house is insulated by sheep's wool cloaks, adjusting its thickness according to the orientation. Skylights were designed in the bathrooms and corridors to achieve a minimum consumption of artificial light.
What sets La Escocesa House apart from other designs is its connection to the surrounding landscape. The central patio is the nucleus of the union of all the parts of the house, serving as an outdoor distribution hall and a space for meeting and contemplation of the surrounding and eternal landscape. The house's shape is designed to accompany the built pre-existences in the farm, making it a natural extension of its surroundings.
La Escocesa House is more than just a beautiful house; it is an example of how sustainable design can be seamlessly integrated into our lives without compromising on style. Its flexibility and adaptability, combined with its focus on low maintenance and sustainability, make it a perfect model for the future of architecture and design.