Light-flooded house with courtyards

OOIIO Architecture has completed a family home, GAS House, in Toledo, Spain. Her clients, a young couple, wanted a bright home on a lot that wasn’t particularly plentiful in natural light. As a result, the OOIOO team had to organize the house around four courtyards strategically placed on the site to serve as sources of light and natural ventilation.

Looking at the traditional courtyards of La Mancha, the architects noticed that the lower parts of the courtyards were made of ceramic baseboards. The height of each courtyard changes according to the function of the “nobility”, as the architects called them. A more intimate, personal function such as the living and dining area is the finest and therefore highest terrace on the property. The lowest is now the garage.

In this modern home, the architects decided to reverse it and place the ceramics underneath: the patios are covered with hexagonal ceramic pieces, so that the light, as it passes through the patios, has a specific, perceptible visual personality.

In terms of furniture and decor, you’ll find eclecticism inside — mostly contemporary pieces and art paired with vintage and even mid-century modern items and entire zones, for example, a dining set made entirely of heavy and dark wood . Check out this unique home below and get inspired!

A light-filled home in Toledo, Spain, where patios have nobili
A light-filled home in Toledo, Spain, where patios have nobility.
A light-filled home in Toledo, Spain, where patios have nobility.

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