SUMMER HOUSE

This summer house located in Catalonia was built a few decades ago and has recently changed owners for the first time. Constructed on a hilly site, the compact house has rooms set at various levels that follow the terrain. The main living space is a split level room with a dramatic high ceiling and with direct access to a main terrace that looks out over – but does not give access to – the grounds below. At garden level there are various undercroft spaces that aren’t being used.

The renovation opens up the living quarters to the garden by constructing a stair from the main terrace, adding a pool area and redefining the outdoor rooms. Stategic adjustments in layout improve the definition of the rooms and establish a more varied set of spaces.  

Local architect: Raül Sánchez.

 

SUMMER HOUSE

This summer house located in Catalonia was built a few decades ago and has recently changed owners for the first time. Constructed on a hilly site, the compact house has rooms set at various levels that follow the terrain. The main living space is a split level room with a dramatic high ceiling and with direct access to a main terrace that looks out over – but does not give access to – the grounds below. At garden level there are various undercroft spaces that aren’t being used.

The renovation opens up the living quarters to the garden by constructing new steps down from the main terrace, adding a pool area and redefining the outdoor rooms. Strategic adjustments in layout improve the definition of the internal rooms and establish a more varied set of spaces.  

Local architect: Raül Sánchez.