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Basalto House / Ventura Llimona

  • 03:00 - 20 March, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Basalto House / Ventura Llimona
Basalto House / Ventura Llimona, © Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

© Marc Torra © Marc Torra © Marc Torra © Marc Torra + 17

Basalto House / Ventura Llimona, © Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

Text description provided by the architects. This newly built home designed by the architecture and design studio Ventura Llimona, is located on a plot with two levels in the Natural Park of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone. The views are extraordinary as they include some urban volcanoes of the city of Olot, Gerona province, the landscape of the Moixina or the emblematic Fageda d’en Jordà.

© Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

Conceptually, the project is designed as a block of basalt that emerges from the ground, hinting on the facade, roof and pavements, the origin of the volcanic material surrounding the plot. Color changes emphasize combinations of full and void, hardness and lightness.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The darkness and the feeling of tightness in the concrete of the basaltic columns is contradicted in the formalization of interior spaces that seek to capture maximum light as well as to maximize the views and indoor-outdoor connection with the landscape of the location.

© Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

The very hard facade consists of precast concrete alongside conceptual apertures of pure lines. To achieve this minimalism in the windows, the frames and curtain rails are hidden.

Upper Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan

To prevent the frames from having a presence on the facade, a system was devised to conceal the outer edges from special pre perimeter frames with hidden operable SOLEAL 55 frames and GALENE Technal sliding panels. Thereby the window appears as an opening, only made of glass. Inside its simplicity frames the exterior and draws the views inside.

© Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

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Cite: "Basalto House / Ventura Llimona" [Casa Basalto / Ventura Llimona] 20 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/605389/basalto-house-ventura-llimona/> ISSN 0719-8884