hidalgo hartmann arquitectura: house in montfulla, spain
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apr 20, 2013
hidalgo hartmann arquitectura: house in montfulla, spain


‘house in montfulla’ by hidalgo hartmann arquitectura, girona, spain
all images courtesy of hidalgo hartmann arquitectura

 

 

 

a private home sinks into a sloped plot so as to optimize views of the fortress-ridden and agricultural landscape of girona, spain. barcelona-based
firm hidalgo hartmann arquitectura saw fit to design the dwelling as a vantage point from which to enjoy the greenery of the undulating landscape.
prioritizing the dramatic drop-off and incline of the site, the architects adopted the original profile of the hill in the shape of the domestic volume and
enclosed the triangular space with two thick lateral walls. aside from providing privacy, the walls also create a continuous interior-to-exterior space in
form of a terrace with a minimalist low waterscape. the use of concrete lends visual weight to the form and departs with the surrounding texture of
the greenery, all the while connecting to the mass of the mountain. 

 

 

the building is a distinct form in the lush mountain landscape

 

 

the space rises from the sloped site

 

 

thick triangular walls direct views out toward the agricultural plain

 

 

the home enjoys optimal views of the city of girona

 

 

concrete creates a visual monumentality

 

 

the terrace employs glazing and form to create a private viewing space that opens to the landscape

 

 

water features remain low so as to keep unobstructed views

 

 

interior views continue the architectural language

 

 

interior and exterior boundaries are blurred with glazing and terrace

 

 

the home remains sheltered from the surrounding architecture

 

 

view toward the interior

 

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