Reconstruction of an old country mansion in La Garrotxa, Girona

Reconstruction of an old country mansion, La Garrotxa, Girona

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The retaining wall to the rear that anchors the house to the hillside was extremely lovely. As well as expressing the effort of retaining the earth, it concentrated in one place the oven and the point of collection of the water that filters through it. Earth, water, fire. The entire intervention gravitates around it. The rest is white, untainted, abstract. The preceding trilogy is joined by air.

Josep Lluís Mateo

Typology: Housing
Project: 2006-2008
Construction: 2008-2010
Surface: 500m2
Site: La Vall de Bianya, Girona (Spain)
Photo: Adrià Goula and Pedro Pegenaute

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