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Country house

Country house

A country house located in the outskirts of a village in Empordà where the country houses surrounded by fields contrast with the detached houses typical of the village urban fabric. The project starts by fusing the volume using an existing patio in the first floor and opening a new one in the second, which opens two large spaces in the center of the house: the entrance hall and the swimming pool. Only the main structure and the exterior wall envelope are maintained. The main spatial strategy tends to interconnect the spaces and open them up to the exterior introducing new courtyards and windows. New circulations are added to enhance the labyrinthine character of the house, providing a complexity that paradoxically improves the use of the house. The volumes of stone and white color give a neutral image where the materials play a crucial role in the spatial arrangement. The brown glazed colored tile is the common thread that accompanies the inhabitant generating continuous surfaces that connect different spaces visually.

Project name

Country house

Author

Arquitectura-G
Jonathan Arnabat
Jordi Ayala-Bril
Aitor Fuentes
Igor Urdampilleta

Edition

4
Shortlisted

Year

2015

Surface area sqm

900

Cost €

200.000

City

Empordà

Country

Spain

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