Reconstruction of an Old Rural Mansion / Josep Lluís Mateo

  • 03 Dec 2012
  • Houses Renovation Selected Works
© Adrià Goula

Architects: Josep Lluís Mateo
Location: Vall de Vianya, Catalonia,
Collaborators: Dot Arquitectes - Bet Capdeferro, Ramón Bosch
Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula

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.

© Adrià Goula

The entire intervention gravitates around it.

© Adrià Goula

The rest is white, untainted, abstract. The preceding trilogy is joined by air.

First Floor Plan
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