This Dragon-Inspired Cliff House in Spain Uses the Earth to Stay Cool

Built into a cliff face, this awe inspiring home in Salobrean, South of Spain has the best views of the Alboran Mediterranean sea!

Casa Del Acantilado is unusual and unique in every way, from its dragon-scale curved roof, to its massive windows. It truly is a sight to behold.

Brainchild of architects Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolome, this house sits on the cliff at a 42° angle, it was built to optimize the insanely beautiful views, integrate with the unique landscape as well as be environmentally friendly.

Human labour was used for everything, including the handmade zinc tiles. This is referred to as green construction, avoiding the use of machinery and factory made materials which are heavy pollutants.

The home maintains a constant and pleasant 19.5 degrees Celsius temperature due to it being buried into the cliff. Over the two levels, this massive house boasts an auditorium which can host up to 70 people, along with the beautiful terraced living room, amazing swimming pool and several balconies.

gilbartolomé buries metallic scaled residence into a cliff overlooking mediterrean

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Photographs: Jesus Granada

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