The staircase in this building, treated as a decorative element, is also the axis around which this project with a sculptural vocation is articulated. The owner family proposed a very specific functional program and, since the plot did not offer special conditions, this vertical element became the point around which a unique game of proportions, volumes and materials developed.
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.
Three vibrant and harmonious volumes that flow into each other; a game of composition generates different perspectives in the garden; materials that set the colour palette of stone and white; and a layout staggered over different levels to fluently and efficiently communicate the diverse uses. That is how we created this project for a musician who wanted an inspiring home complete with recording studio. Pure rhythm.
The recording studio is situated in one of the blocks, an impressive six-metre high cube that only opens onto the garden. On the opposite side is the more intimate area, and, connecting the two, we have the central block which comprises the thoroughfare and common area.
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.