Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain
Site size: 5000 sq. ft.
Project size: 2500 sq. ft.
Program: Situated in a shady coastal enclave, the residence needed to satisfy the clients' desire for panoramic views while capturing as much sunlight as possible to illuminate and warm the structure.
Location: The windy, rocky Mediterranean coast of Catalonia.
Solution: For a site on the Costa Brava overlooking the sea, the architects carefully considered how to bring an almost unobstructed panoramic view to this seaside house. The rhizomatic form attempts to capture clear lines of sight, with large floor-to-ceiling glazing that brings in ample amounts of natural light. Different living spaces occupy projecting bays to offer expansive views within intimate settings.
Construction and materials: The architects made use of locally sourced materials to enhance the poured-in-place reinforced concrete structure. White walls help refract sunlight through thick glazing chosen to withstand strong winds.
Cadaval & Solà-Morales
c. Avenir 1 ppal 1a
TEL: +34 93 414 3714
Client: Melinda & Geoff Taylor
Owner: Melinda & Geoff Taylor
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Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Collaborator: Moisés Gamus, Joanna Pierchala, Efstathios Kanios
Structural Engineering: Manel Fernández, BERNUZ-FERNANDE
General contractor: Joaquin Gonzalez Obras y Construcciones