Constructed in 1976, Valmayor reservoir is the region’s second biggest volume of water. The original house on a sizeable waterside plot was built at about the same time. Now the owners, an American-born couple, have created a new ‘light’ addition made from prefabricated laminated wood frame, designed by Padilla Nicás Arquitectos, with sloping roofs that complement the older property.

The frames were assembled on site and painted white to blend in with the original house. ‘The assembly at each joint employs a steel plate, sandwiching the web of each frame and bolted from the exterior,’ says Francisco Padilla, who set up shop with Juan Manuel Nicás in 2003, after spending nine years working together for Spanish legend Rafael Moneo. The addition virtually doubles the area of the original house.

Established by Ignacio Fernandez Rodgriquez in 2003, Aspid Cars has brought the Supercar to Spain

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Aspid Cars has brought the Supercar to Spain

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The Cubic rooms of Aragon's Hotel Consolacion perch high above Aragon

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The Cubic rooms of Aragon's Hotel

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A high-design boutique hotel, Consolacion sits atop a rocky ravine in North East Spain

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Espadrilles, the stylish Spanish footwear of choice

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The stylish Spanish footwear

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Studio House Acoran II, by Gyp Arquitectos

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Studio House Acoran interior

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Recycling centre by Hidalgo Hartmann architects

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Recycling Centre, Barcelona by Hidalgo Hartmann

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Recycling Centre, Barcelona

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Hotel Ferrero, Valencia

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Hotel Ferrero, Valencia

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Dinning area of Hotel Ferrero, Valencia

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Hotel Ferrero, Valencia exterior view

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Hotel Ferrero, Valencia exterior

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Hotel Ferrero, Valencia exterior

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Hotel Ferrero, Valencia Room

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Villa Julia Playhouse, by Javier Mariscal

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Villa Julia Playhouse

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Valdermorillo House, by Padilla Nicas

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Women's Institute Mostoles, by Nodo

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Women's Institute Mostoles, by Nodo

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One of the 2009 Pamplona Festival's high-colour posters

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Pamplona Festival's high-colour posters

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Muralla by Ricardo Bofill Architects

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Muralla by Ricardo Bofill Architects

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Fabrica by Ricardo Bofill Architects

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Dior Couture, by Ricardo Fumanal

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Dior Couture, by Ricardo Fumanal

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Artwork for Mango by RIcardo Fumnal

Artwork for Mango

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The Lab Room Spa, Madrid

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The Lab Room Spa, Madrid

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The Lab Room Spa

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Trestle table by Spanish designer, Tomas Alonso

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Trestle table

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Erotic publishing from Spanish creative, Luis Venegas

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Luis Venegas

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Wind farms help keep things running at the Aire de Bardenas Hotel

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Wind Farms

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The Aire de Bardenas Hotel

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