This Stunning House Is Built Into the Side of a Spanish Cliff


When looking at "Casa del Acantilado" or the "House of the Cliffs,” it’s hard not to picture a fire-breathing dragon bursting out of its mountain lair. According to The Sun, the avant-garde home is perched high in the hills in Granada, on Spain’s southern coast. Built into a slope with a 42-degree incline, its vertiginous curved exterior is covered in zinc shingles that resemble silver scales.

The structure is the work of Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolomé, directors and owners of Madrid's GilBartolomé Architects. The duo designed the two-story house for a young couple who purchased the dramatic cliffside land plot, according to Dezeen. It features three bedrooms, a large split-level living area, and a cantilevered terrace with an outdoor swimming pool. Even more striking than the home, however, are its lofty views of the Mediterranean Sea.

“The task has been to integrate the house within the magnificent landscape that surrounds it and to direct the livable spaces towards the sea," Gil and Bartolomé told Dezeen. "The form of the house and the metallic roof produces a calculated aesthetic ambiguity between the natural and the artificial, between the skin of a dragon set in the ground, when seen from below, and the waves of the sea, when seen from above.”

Check out the above video of Casa del Acantilado recently published by The Daily Mail.

[h/t The Daily Mail]

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