Arquitecturia designs Catalan home as cluster of pavilions round backyard

Spanish apply Arquitecturia has accomplished a house within the Catalan city of Caldes de Malavella, which is comprised of six small buildings organised round a courtyard at its centre.

Girona-based Arquitecturia, led by Josep Camps and Olga Felip, designed Home 016 to foster a detailed connection to each its web site, which is surrounded by lawns and bushes, and the interior backyard.

Arquitecturia designed six buildings round a central courtyard for Home 016

“The home gives 3 ways to have a look at and relate to the surface: an intimate one into an internal courtyard…a horizontal one with framed views to completely different items of backyard…[and] and open and broad view of the sky,” defined the apply.

“The dimensions and proportion of every quantity responds to its use, [and they] are all linked by means of a form of cloister the place the doorway is positioned,” it continued.

A cluster of mono-pitched square structures comprising House 016 by Arquitecturia
Board-marked concrete covers the decrease portion of the outside

Across the central courtyard, a U-shaped hall area connects every of the house’s blocks. That is absolutely glazed on one aspect to miss the courtyard and on the opposite to look out on the panorama.

On entry, this hall creates an extended axis by means of the whole depth of the constructing, visually linking a dwelling, eating and kitchen area to the northeast with three en-suite bedrooms reverse.

A cluster of mono-pitched square structures comprising House 016 by Arquitecturia in a wooded garden
The buildings have a glazed facade dealing with the courtyard

For the bedrooms, this organisation permits mild to flood the areas whereas sustaining privateness, with massive home windows trying inwards onto the planted courtyard.

Every of the house’s blocks is topped by an angular butterfly roof completed with inexperienced ceramic tiles, designed to channel rainwater down into the central backyard.

The type of these sloping roofs has been used to provide every block a triangular strip of home windows, that are set in deep frames to minimise glare.

“The sloping gabled roof collects water like a leaf by means of using green-glazed ceramic tiles, which replicate and mix in with the bushes,” stated the apply.

Home interior with a mono-pitched timber roof and concrete floors by Arquitecturia
The buildings have mono-pitched roofs

“A few of this water is used to irrigate the backyard, designed based on the precept of saving water with crops that require little watering,” it added.

Externally, the pale, board-marked concrete base of every block has been left uncovered, contrasted by darkish picket frames for home windows and doorways and topped by a roofline completed in white timber batons.

Bathroom interior with concrete walls, wooden vanity unit and white freestanding bath
Cross-laminated timber ceilings had been left uncovered

Inside, the massive ceilings of cross-laminated timber have been left uncovered, complemented by picket panelling to the partitions and polished concrete flooring that assist to bounce mild across the areas.

Earlier tasks by Arquitectura embrace a timber-clad artist’s studio in Girona, with a big, central skylit area for creating and hanging work, and a swimming pool with ridged metallic partitions.