Villa Slow is designed by Laura Alvarez Architecture that is based on the traditional typology of a Pasiego House but with a contemporary twist.

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Architect: Laura Alvarez Architecture
Location: Valle del Miera, Cantabria, Spain
Year: 2017
Area: 160sqm gross floor area
Photography: David Montero

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Project's description: Villa Slow is designed and built with extreme mindfulness and care for detail. The house is very respectful with the environment. Its design is based on the traditional typology of a Pasiego House (Cabana Pasiega) but with a contemporary twist. The rough exterior stone walls and roofs contrast with the delicate interior wooden structure and details. Two big panoramic windows in the living room facing opposite directions create a beautiful scenography of mountains, clouds, and trees. The two rooms with their generous height are designed to allow different arrangements: just a couple, couple with children, friends, etc. Each room has its own bathroom fully equipped, barrier-free.

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow is situated in a very special natural area well known for its spring water formation. The water of Villa Slow comes from its own spring.

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

The villa pays extreme attention to sustainability. Villa Slow is a passive house. It is provided with a heat pump, under floor heating and high quality insulation and windows for a minimum heat loss. All electronic appliances are A+++ and all lightning based on LED technology. The  high performance glass  warms up the interior in the winter and the big wooden shutters protect the summer from heat gain. All materials used to build Villa Slow are reused from the old stone shed or come from the area of Cantabria.

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Case Inlet Retreat by Mw|works Architecture + Design
Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Villa Slow holiday retreat by Laura Alvarez Architecture

Villa Slow is designed by Laura Alvarez Architecture that is based on the traditional typology of a Pasiego House but with a contemporary twist

You might also like:

Recommended post: EuropaCity by BIG