hidalgo hartmann arquitectura: house in montfulla, spain hidalgo hartmann arquitectura: house in montfulla, spain
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 andenclosed 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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