Katherine Bedwell & Quim Larrea
Marc Gual, Emili Manrique
The site is located on the edge of a natural park. It is a magical place, surrounded by pine trees, oaks, and holm oaks and scented by the perfume of wild bushes and flowers…
The peculiarity of the natural setting, the views of the valley, and the functionality that the client demanded, made us think of those Californian homes designed by Richard Neutra back in the 50’s.
The house, with a “V” shape plan, had to be horizontal, tectonic, but at the same time friendly and respectful with the forest. It had to levitate on the site in order to simulate weightlessness.
The materials chosen –limestone, wood and steel – had to integrate well with the surroundings, and the color scheme was carefully studied, selecting sober and neutral tones that would blend seamlessly with the site’s natural background setting.