On a sloping site in Galapagar, Madrid, the 360 Degree House by Spanish firm Subarquitectura connects the private life of a family to expansive views of the mountainside.
Subarquitectura left behind thoughts of traditional domestic spaces, and instead concentrated on directional changes, works of engineering, and traffic intersections to derive the home’s design. The result: form does not follow function, but instead form is function.
The spaces become more intimate as one approaches the center of the home, with a windowless mediatheque at the architecture’s midpoint. The exterior is tiled in slate, while the inside is painted white, both with the intention that daily life will provide color against the backdrop.