- Collaborators: M. Muniz, M. Garreta, I.Concheiro, T. Tavares, F. Vazquez, J. Casas
- City: Albons
- Country: Spain
Text description provided by the architects. El Quadró de les Vinyes is a plot of land of 900 m2 in the municipality of Albons, in Baix Empordà, Catalunya. It is a piece of village, an empty space, an allotment, a square plot of farmland planted with vines that has never been built on, occupied by just a small self-built shed to house tools. Three of its four edges are defined by the proximity of old constructions in this small rural village, and the fourth is open to lovely views of the Empordà area. Our task was to complete this fragment of village.
The programme, for two related families, was for two second homes and a guest house containing shared service spaces. The project was addressed as a single construction that responded to this dual programme by means of formal unity: drawing what used to be an empty space into the built environment and causing it to merge with its limits.