Constructed entirely of glass and rusted steel, the Hidden Pavilion is a tranquil retreat for peace and meditation. The dwelling is nestled in the forest outside of Madrid. Its unconventional form is in response to the existing vegetation, particularly an ancient holm oak tree. Inside, cherry-tree wood cabinets introduce a third material to complete the palette. Along with the glazed facade. light wells on the roof shower the open living area with natural light. While the interior is immersed in the surrounding landscape, a rooftop terrace provides an open-air space to take in the natural setting.
Photos: Miguel de Guzmán / Penelas Architects