mathieson architects occupies catalonia's sloping landscape of costa brava
 

mathieson architects occupies catalonia's sloping landscape of costa brava

perched atop a steeply sloping site of northeastern catalonia’s costa brava, mathieson architects’ newly completed dwelling is surrounded by pine trees and commands panoramic views of the mediterranean sea. the approach to the house is dominated by brise-soliel screens, while a single aperture with a sandblasted timber door opens to the interior and a framed view of the coast beyond. the design celebrates the sweeping vista through a singular horizontal opening the length of the house. this volume is expressed with a deep canopy providing shade and linking the living and sleeping quarters into one form.

mathieson architects costa brava
all images by romello pereira | @romellopereira

 

 

mathieson architects designs its house in costa brava with a canopy expressing deep punctures that provide a play of light and shadow as the sun tracks across the sky throughout the day. full height glazed doors enclose the living living space and stack back, allowing for a seamless transition between the interior and the spanning outdoors. an expansive terrace leads to an infinity edge pool and views to the mediterranean beyond. rendered walls, monolithic white floors, and raw oak joinery together generate a restrained palette that amplifies the intensity of the coastal setting.

mathieson architects costa brava

mathieson architects occupies catalonia's sloping landscape of costa brava

mathieson architects costa brava

mathieson architects costa brava

mathieson architects costa brava

mathieson architects costa brava

mathieson architects costa brava

 

 

project info:

 

project title: costa brava

architecture: mathieson architects

location: costa brava, spain

completion: 2019

photography: romello pereira | @romellopereira

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