Three layers alternate in this building. Three floors that move to offer a beautiful rhythm and achieve a visually very light proposal despite the large build volume. The two upper floors open up to enjoy a spectacular view over Barcelona. The lower one has been turned into a garden. Between the green space located on the façade and the rear area where the pool is located, the building becomes transparent, eliminating the inside / outside duality and inviting you to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year.
The interior garden of this house is a perfect oasis. Water, vegetation and light combine in it to create a feeling of calm, privacy and privilege which is extended to the rest of the house. The effect produced in the garden is echoed thanks to the presence of generously-sized flown porches that open onto this space and create continuity between the interior and the exterior, isolating it from its surroundings. It does not matter then that, in certain areas, the surroundings are aggressive from the urban point of view: behind the door you will find the tranquility of your own Eden.
Close the house to the outside and create within it its own nature. Such was the challenge of this project, that translates this intention by contrasting sensations in an extreme way. From the outside, the architecture offers a compact appearance, almost monolithic in its volumetry; the interior, on the other hand, is developed with a clear fragmentary character, since the project is concatenating volumes that are sometimes full, sometimes empty. The latter – again the contrast – use wood to maintain the illusion of forcefulness and continuity, but offer a dematerialized reality with which successive landscapes are generated: patios, gardens, terraces. The result is a delicious permeable interior island composed of pieces that successively open to apparently empty spaces but occupied by careful atmospheres of light and shadow, sounds and aromas.
From the street, we see a subtle and elegant curve that makes an impact. Concrete without openings. Complete privacy. It’s a curtain behind which all the magic of this project is hidden, located in one of the most beautiful parts of Catalonia.
The space is privileged. The same house that shies away from the street, opens up inside to light and scenery, cascading down the hillside and making an interior space that speaks its own language: concrete contrasted with black and oak wood, which is how it connects intimately with its surroundings.
In the garden, dry stone and lush vegetation take centre stage, reinforcing the relationship between the hillside and the home.