spanish architecture firm ramón esteve estudio has completed ‘cottage in the vineyard’ in the municipality of fontanars, spain. located on the outskirts of a small village, the design is well integrated into the environment and is positioned between an area of pine forests and grapevine fields.

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the house frames views of the surrounding pine trees and vineyard
all images © mariela apollonio

 

 

the countryside retreat was generated from the idea of a standard traditional rural house with its pitched roof, applying a new concept of space afterwards’, says ramón esteve estudio. the entire program is allocated across a single story, with a wide porch placed at the end of the house. this connects the home to the landscape, the pine trees, and the vineyard beyond.

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the concrete shell is interrupted by wooden boxes

 

 

the home consists of a long concrete shell, which organizes the dwelling’s programs. the structure is crossed transversely by rooms materialized as wooden containers. passive design techniques include the use of solar panels and the naturally insulating material, mineral wool. natural daylighting is also optimized in order to increase energy efficiency.

 

 

video courtesy of ramón esteve estudio

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
white concrete and pale timber create a clean aesthetic

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the pitched roof was inspired by the area’s vernacular structures

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the use of timber and pine wood is prevalent throughout the scheme

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the house is modulated by timber planks measuring 20 centimeters in width

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the pinewood furniture and the carpentry have been specifically designed

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the views are framed by the pine wood surfaces that intersect the central space

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the porches can be totally secured when the house is not inhabited

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
thermal insulation contributes to the scheme’s passive design strategy

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the project seeks the maximum integration between landscape and environment

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the timber structures can be open or closed to the environment

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
at night, the landscape is illuminated by the cottage

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the dwelling is situated on the outskirts of a village in the municipality of fontanars

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
the home’s remote location creates a private retreat for the owners

ramon esteve estudio cottage in the vineyard
access to the plot is via a path flanked by olive trees

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