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House in Bescanó / Josep Ferrando

  • 02:00 - 24 November, 2016
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
House in Bescanó / Josep Ferrando
House in Bescanó  / Josep Ferrando , © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bescanó, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Josep Ferrando, Pere Joan Ravetllat, Carme Ribas
  • Project Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Constructor

    Promonord 23 SA
  • Technical Architect

    Alfonso Villarreal
  • Structural Engineer

    NB-35 Barcelona
  • Collaborators

    Marc Nadal, Jordi Queralt, Xavi Cornejo, Ferran Laguna
  • Client

    Mike and Natalia
  • Budget

    600.000 €
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© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

Text description provided by the architects. The position of the house on a topographic gap generates different relationships with its immediate environment. On one hand, the treetops are at the height of a handrail, on the other, the network of branches is a filter through which the living room overlooks. The basalt roof frames and highlights in black the views that reach different depths of field offering a range of situations for the dweller.

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

At some points, the inclination of the slabs points towards the horizon to blend the skyline of the building with that of the mountains in the background. At others, the wavy ledge frames the domestic courtyard.


The proliferation of offset walls enhances diagonal relations between spaces. The extension of the walls and the roof slabs allows the design of the interior space to the outside, while trapping the framed landscape by creating lines that link the building to the site. Thus, the house appropriates the exterior space.

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

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Cite: "House in Bescanó / Josep Ferrando " [Casa en Bescanó / Josep Ferrando ] 24 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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