House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Exterior Photography, Facade, ConcreteHouse in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Interior Photography, Wood, StairsHouse in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Interior Photography, KitchenHouse in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Exterior Photography, ConcreteHouse in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - More Images+ 16

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  406
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Aitor Estévez
  • Lead Architects : Pepe Gascón Arquitectura
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House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Exterior Photography, Facade, Concrete
© Aitor Estévez

Text description provided by the architects. This home is located on the slopes of the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac Natural Park and, therefore, in a setting of stunning natural scenery. It forms part of a low-density residential area, in which a succession of detached single-family dwellings is camouflaged amid the surrounding landscape. All of them are built on generously-sized, sloping plots.

House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Exterior Photography, Concrete
© Aitor Estévez
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House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Interior Photography, Glass
© Aitor Estévez

Two premises form the basis of the design choices: The elevation of the house’s location on the plot should offer privacy and intimacy from the street, while simultaneously enabling an interior/exterior transition of the property that is permeable and fluid.

House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Interior Photography, Glass
© Aitor Estévez
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House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Interior Photography, Wood
© Aitor Estévez

Level 0 of the house. together with the mark that it leaves. must respect, and sustain as far as possible, the abundant pre-existing native vegetation. The house is therefore surrounded by holm oaks, common oaks and Mediterranean shrubbery.

House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Interior Photography, Kitchen
© Aitor Estévez
House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Interior Photography, Wood, Stairs
© Aitor Estévez

There is another important attribute that must be highlighted: the plot faces south because of its façade looking out onto the street. The U-shaped house plan allows us a sunny inner courtyard for the pool to be situated, and where every moment of daytime is soaked up.

House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Exterior Photography, Chair, Concrete
© Aitor Estévez
House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Exterior Photography, Concrete
© Aitor Estévez

This solution ensures privacy for the property, and becomes the backbone of the project: a central access space - open, flexible and highly permeable from the exterior - that separates day and night. So the microcosm of the home revolves around this inner courtyard and its pool. A spiral stairway takes us up to the upper floor, where the studio and its horizontal balcony connect us with the wonderful scenery and nature that surrounds us.

House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Exterior Photography, Facade, Concrete
© Aitor Estévez

The abstraction of the bush-hammered concrete that superbly envelops the house - like a waistcoat - is diluted amid the green surroundings of the property. A piano presides over the home's central space, where the owners, great music lovers, can enjoy it while tuning in to the natural environment.

House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura - Exterior Photography, Facade, Concrete
© Aitor Estévez

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Cite: "House in Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura" [Casa en Matadepera / Pepe Gascón Arquitectura] 14 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/954986/house-in-matadepera-pepe-gascon-arquitectura> ISSN 0719-8884

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