10 Dec '17, 4am

Spanish cave home is built into the side of a mountain

Nothing says ‘natural accents’ like rock walls. The Cuevas del Pino house designed by architects UMMO Estudio sits at the foothills of Sierra Morena in Spain and has been constructed around its natural caves. The actual house is connected to a series of pre-existing vernacular structures also built into the caves that are used for traditional farming. The collective building is surrounded by 3,000sqm of gardens on a nine-hectare estate dedicated to beets and garlic crops, as well as various fruit trees. Neat, but not overly manicured lawns spread out in front of the home. Picture: David Vico / UMMO Estudio Historically, the hollows in the caves – in which the house now sits – were used as small shelters for livestock watchmen. The home now belongs to Spanish artist Pilar del Pino, who is behind the sympathetic design of the interior spaces. White walls highlight the unique...

Full article: https://www.iproperty.com.sg/lifestyle/spanish-cave-home-...

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