El Bosquet (Girona, Catalonia)
The project consisted of the restoration of the house “El Bosquet”, a house from the sixteenth century placed in an open valley in Northern Catalonia, close to the Pyrenées. The aim of the project was to achieve seclusion and calm inside the house, in order to observe and enjoy the magnificent views. In this sense, after a deep study of the visual points of the scenery, big windows in the walls were opened, working as landscape frames at different heights. With this intervention, the old and closed house turned livelier and brighter. The house has a very singular window: a wooden box that hangs over the façade and opens to the wonderful valley, presenting a powerful volume in the facade. The house accommodates a living room and dining area in the main volume, the services are located in a smaller volume and the sleeping area is located in a lower level.
Project in collaboration with Arcadi Pla Masmiquel, architect.
Construction: Completed 2012
Square footage: 2000 sq. ft.
Photography: Aleix Bague