Completed in 2009, this contemporary single family home is located in Mont-ràs, a district of Palafrugell, a city in the northeast of Catalonia, Spain.
Mon-Ras Residence by Marta Garcia Orte:
“The project’s goal was to achieve proper integration with the surrounding oak forest near a river and with the local social and cultural traditions. The care taken with respect to the relationship with the neighboring buildings in terms of orientation and visual composition is expressed by a complex scheme for which, for example, approaching the house from the street level, only a small portion of it (top level) is visible.
The main entrance is accessible via an outside staircase leading to the lower level, through a transitional space from which visitors can glimpse the space shared between the two bodies of the complex: the main volume and the sleeping area both standing behind a majestic Quercus suber (latin for cork oak).”