CLIENT

Private

LOCATION

Palafrugell, Girona

CATEGORY

Housing

PHOTOGRAPHY

Cabana Team

VIDEO

Cabana Team

FURNITURE

Moroso, Gubi & Naos

The term “ Costa Brava ” was published by journalist Ferran Agulló in 1908 according to the description « It is brave, smiling, fantastic and sweet, worked by the storms at the blow of waves like a high relief and embroidered with bonanza kisses with a delicacy of a patient nun to who the hours, the days and the years have no value of time » . With this expression, I wanted to describe the wild and rugged landscape that characterizes much of the coastal area of Giro na. With its beaches rocks and violent waves, the beauty of the area has fallen in love with many poets and writers throughout history. history .

The term “ Costa Brava ” was published by journalist Ferran Agulló in 1908 according to the description « It is brave, smiling, fantastic and sweet, worked by the storms at the blow of waves like a high relief and embroidered with bonanza kisses with a delicacy of a patient nun to who the hours, the days and the years have no value of time » . With this expression, I wanted to describe the wild and rugged landscape that characterizes much of the coastal area of Giro na. With its beaches rocks and violent waves, the beauty of the area has fallen in love with many poets and writers throughout history. history .

USING ARCHITECTURE WITH A DESIGN APPROACH

When building we will always be linked to our environment to a greater or lesser extent, as said Toyo Ito “Architecture has to merge with the environment, not be a differentiating element”.

This applied to the design of a house allows us to develop a coherent and correct architecture with it same , who does not forget what surrounds him and learns from it . In Marcel House this is present throughout the development of the project, included in the experience itself that it offers. The fact of entering the housing feels like a knowledge experience of is and the environment, going from a cave central rooted to the land in which the most private spaces are found that as it is advances transition to more open ones where the architecture ends up melting and dissolving in the own landscape you present .

THE LANDSCAPE AS ART

We have spoken of a complementation between architecture and landscape, allowing them to enhance each other, being Marcel House a stage with its “backgrounds”. In the house constant visual connections are offered, each platform being at different levels connects with the ground, the trees and finally the horizon, the sky and the sea.

From the inside something similar happens because being freed of structural elements that obstruct the vision in the front and being concentrated in the rear area are used intelligently to create different frames or views as photographs of the landscape allowing so while you move inside the house offers you a preview of what you can find outside.

THE LANDSCAPE AS ARCHITECTURE

Marcel House is adaptive and harmonious, an architecture that connects the interior with the exterior, the human being with nature. Located on a cliff, it was designed divided into different levels that complement the language of adjacent architecture and landscape. Each element has a role that executes perfectly, as if it were a play.

The concrete platforms maintain the topographic lines as an extension of the stones of the hill defining the profile of the house; they are changing components, at first sight so robust and heavy that they end up transforming into floating sheets, infinite elements that become one with the sea/horizon. The wood that enters the house, which accompanies it as if the landscape were able to enter it and accept it as an element of the environment.

Finally, the glass, which is responsible for blurring the separation of both worlds