The house is located on the outskirts of a rural town at the foot of the Serra la Mussara mountains in eastern Spain. It acts as a double house enveloped in bi-folding translucent shutters that can be drawn back to connect the living room on the ground floor with a verandaand the outdoors. While the ground floor houses the summer quarters, the first floor is meant to be used more frequently in the winter.
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“We provided them with two well-known domestic environments – the open frame of the case study houses for the hedonistic pleasure of the warm season, topped with the interiorised existentialism of Le Corbusier’s Maison Jaoul for the windy months in the Serra de la Mussara,” said the team. “We did it literally.”
The architects introduced the translucent facade on the ground floor to allow the family to change their habits depending on the weather and time of year. The first floor features polycarbonate panelsand shutters can be pulled down over the glazed walls. The vaulted brick ceiling is inspired by a traditional Catalan building technique of creating gently curved surfaces. The project utilizes both contemporary and traditional materials and techniquesto delineate the two parts of the house. This choice was also greatly influenced by a tight timeframe.
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Photos by José Heviaand Raul Ruz