26 August 2013
Espinar House, the gleaming contemporary version of a cabin in the woods. It’s located in the vicinity of the Área Recreativa Natural La Panera, in the Sierra de Madrid. Designed by the architect and photographer Miguel de Guzman, it consists essentially of two skins: the inner one is made up of an insulating layer of polystyrene and chipboard panels, while the outer one has a polycarbonate surface that provides further insulation. The building techniques and materials make it possible to keep costs down and allow the interiors to be modified easily. The water and electric systems are accessible, simplifying maintenance and repair.