The creative team behind Dom Arquitectura completed this house in la Cerdanya. An inspiring traditional house in Spain, it combines classic elements with a contemporary lifestyle. The property is adjacent to a beautiful nature park and benefits from the surrounding valley.
Faced with local building restrictions, the development team had to limit the design to local materials. “To begin with, we decided to build the house with a wooden structure, from a bioclimatic strategy towards the project, to realize an efficient and sustainable construction,” explained the architects. “The project included three different textures: the stone and the clay tiles as stated in the regulations and the wood as structural material,” they said.
The L-shaped house is partially buried in the ground. Only the garage and the main entrance are at street level. The site dictated this structure because of its steep slope. An open living and dining room serves as the core of the traditional house in Spain. This also provides a wide view of the surroundings.
“The outside wall draws a series of slopes and opposite slopes, which gives the house a single geometry.The roofs of both wings create a continuous porch that surrounds the house and generates a wide lounge in one of its ends”, added the architect. “In the traditional rural architecture of the region,” they continued, “the houses were closed to the outside in a gesture of protection.This project aims to open the living room, the garden and the views.” Information provided by Dom Arquitectura; photography courtesy of Jordi Anguera