Quickie: Den Below

Quickie: Den Below
Source: Micasa, Architecture: Egue y Seta
Source: Micasa, Architecture: Egue y Seta

I miss the sunken dens of yore, and by yore I mean like The Brady Bunch era. This modern dig is an industrial loft in Barcelona, Spain, and used to be a toy factory before Egue y Seta transformed it.

Architecture and nature are juxtaposed beautifully; how wonderful to open your front door and be greeted by living plants planted in your floor? And what about the greenery in front of the window? I love mixing the outside with the inside for a holistic experience of space, with light connecting everything.

4 thoughts on “Quickie: Den Below”

  • A River Runs Through It: Once, when we were house hunting, we toured a place with a flowing body of water. In. The. House. It ran from one room to another and under the stairs. I couldn’t live with that, but the plants right in the floor? Awesome!

    • I’ve always wanted a flowing body of water through the house, but I think that’s because I’ve seen gorgeous photographs of that kind of thing; don’t know what it would be like to live with it in real life!

      • It would be expensive (the pump/filter on our pool is what affects our electricity bill the most), high maintenance (can you imagine the hard water stains if you didn’t stay on top of things?), and humid! Bleah.

        Or maybe those are just MY fears.

        • Perfectly reasonable homeowner concerns! I didn’t know water pumps cost so much (would going solar help?).

          The humidity would be a problem for me unless it cooled the house down, and then of course, there are pets that might drink from it. My personal fear is usually related to mold, mildew, algae…

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