The triangular shape of the plot with sea views and the curved arrangement conditions this residential project. From the street, solid volumes are the protagonists that are lightened with the use of markedly vertical openings, open like fissures. Inwards, the house opens generously to enjoy the Mediterranean and the common spaces. In them, the light is filtered with adjustable wooden slats and it is this light that becomes the key feature.
Creating sculptural architecture that includes the warmth of a home is a challenge. And this project, with its large dimensions, its ambition and its location dominating all of Barcelona, ran the risk of becoming a showhome worthy of a photo shoot, but not to live in. To give it visual rhythm, everything superfluous was eliminated and the house was divided into three volumes. And to provide the necessary balance, all the unique elements, including the staircase, were accumulated in a central module, wrapped in copper. In this way, more subtlety is achieved in the rest of the building, using austere masonry walls on the outside and warm materials on the inside.
The space of this house is organised from two volumes that rest one on the other. From the outside, both of them dialogue through the materials that surround them. Formally, these same volumes, with their arrangement, articulate the rooms. In addition, they create a large south-facing porch that invites you to enjoy family living in the open air and make several terraces a reality to enjoy moments of total privacy.
Merge the building with the environment and let the mountain enter the home so that the whole family can live with it. That is the premise for this construction. For this reason, stone and wood are protagonists even on the façade. Just like its toasted colours, which are constantly reminiscent of the old holm oak that once populated the area. Outside, the rock of the mountain can be seen in gardens located at different heights and that makes the natural environment embrace the building.