This is a project for the new construction of a single-family home located near Barcelona. The building consists of a ground floor, a first floor, and a basement. Due to the topographic inclination, we decided to position the volume in the highest part of the terrain. The constructed area is 390 m². The surface of the plot is covered with low vegetation, with several shrubs scattered around the perimeter of the plot.
Fully oriented towards the landscape, the house takes advantage of the length of the plot to locate all the units oriented to the best views. On the ground floor, there is an independent kitchen and a dining room area, connected to a large outdoor terrace where we can find an infinity pool. On the first floor, there are a study with a terrace, two bedrooms, and the master bedroom with an independent terrace.
The house is surrounded by a perimeter garden and has independent access to the car park and entrance hall with an open staircase protected by a vertical lattice. For this reason, the orientation of this house gives a lot of importance to the landscape, turning it into an architectural element and creating a scenic effect. It is a unique project that has been specifically designed for the family that inhabits it. The studio has applied an intelligent and sustainable construction system, in which the materials have been especially selected for the particular environment.
The house is almost 5 meters from the upper floor and it has been constructed with a post-tensioned structure that is commonly used in bridges, creating an outdoor living-dining room space to enjoy all year. On the facade, the use of large prefabricated GRC pieces and angular geometries create a “technological look” that contrasts with the warm natural wood.
Accesses the house from the street level, where there is a hall with a storage closet and an adapted sink. In front of the access, door is the kitchen, a large space with a work area, food, and laundry, which is related to the outside through the large window. The daytime living area is located on the ground floor, as a place to interact, relax and enjoy the free space of the terrace, pool, and garden. The first floor is used as a rest and study area. The small basement is the place to protect vehicles and housing facilities. The exterior space has been designed as an extension of the interior. A wooden platform overlooks a large swimming pool and the access area and spaces between the platform and the boundaries of the plot are covered with grass. Vertical communication of the house consists of a one-way staircase that connects the basement, the ground floor, and the first floor. Extra space has been provided for an elevator if it is needed in the future. Turning to the right, there’s access to the main space of the house: a large living room, with a dining room and study-library area. All the space opens onto a large area with a porch and an outdoor pool. The first floor can be considered an “isolated” world destined to rest. In one of the extremes, a broad study emerges. From the corridor, there is access to a single bedroom, a common bathroom, a double bedroom, and the suite that has a large dressing room, bedroom, full bathroom, and access to the terrace.