jordi garces: casa costa brava, spain jordi garces: casa costa brava, spain
nov 17, 2012

jordi garces: casa costa brava, spain

‘casa costa brava’ by jordi garces, girona, spainimage © adria goulaall drawings courtesy of jordi garces



barcelona-based architect jordi garces of garces-de seta-bonet arquitectes has completed the ‘casa costa brava’ on a steep inclining site parallel to the coastline with optimum views of the ocean and a beneficial solar orientation. the residence is organized in a linear fashion to take advantage of natural light in all rooms. the subterranean level containing the gym and other recreational functions spills out to a rectangular infinity pool extending into the landscape and covered by a wooden pergola. the verticality of the property breaks the dwelling into four separate floors each with different programmatical elements, all of which look towards the sea. small gardens and mini-courtyards are created between and on top of the clustering of masses making a structure that can be lived in and lived on, plastered in white stucco to maintain a mediterranean aesthetic that acts as a sort of blank canvas allowing the resident to appreciate the contrasting beauty around them.



small courtyard inside the stone retaining wallimage © adria goula



pool and pergolaimage © adria goula



infinity poolimage © adria goula



sun-shaded patio space connected to gymnasium image © adria goula



bedroom opening to exterior terraceimage © adria goula



rooftop gardensimage © adria goula



house in contextimage © adria goula



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