Montfullà House / Hidalgo Hartmann

  • 01 May 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Jordi Hidalgo Tané

Architects: Hidalgo Hartmann
Location: Montfullà, Girona,
Architects: Jordi Hidalgo Tané (architect), Daniela Hartmann (interior)
Technical Architect: Rafel Serra Torrent
Collaborators: Ana Roque, arquitecto, Rafel Serra Torrent, arquitecto técnico, Julia Fernandez Roldán
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jordi Hidalgo Tané

© Jordi Hidalgo Tané

A horizontal plot is raised on two large banks, as a vantage point from which to enjoy superb views towards the agricultural plain that extends until it reaches Salt and the city of Girona.

© Jordi Hidalgo Tané

It was thus an exceptional setting claiming for an intervention that would recognize the attributes of the site. We place a silent and hermetic volume that emerges from the site and adopts the original profile of the hill, like a fortress that visually dominates the landscape. It is an enclosed volume that is protected from the mediocre constructions of its surroundings through the split geometry of its thick walls. The walls embrace the indoor-outdoor continuous space, which, as a courtyard, lets us create a world of its own focusing our gaze to the far.

© Jordi Hidalgo Tané

The section shows the continuity of its spaces from the outdoor courtyard to the studio on the top floor, across the living room and the interior courtyard that separates and unites them at the same time. The concrete which materializes the house gives the object the weight, mass, and texture needed to provide coherence to the idea.

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