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Tossa De Mar - Living The Landscape

"The house has been built on the hillside, at a lower level, so that it is completely opened to the spectacular surroundings." says AH Asociados on Tossa De Mar - Living The Landscape.

By: AH Asociados

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Balcony.

Project details

  • Project Name: Tossa De Mar - Living The Landscapw
  • Location of Site: Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain
  • Design Team: Principal designers: Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernandez Minguillon, Jorge Gambini Ons, Sebastian Fernandez de Cordova Frerking; Tecnichal collaborators: Jordi Ciurana Font (Technical Architect), ED Enginyeria (Engineering)
  • Project Type: Residential
  • Client: Piramide Grup Titan
  • Contractor/s: Piramide Grup Titan
  • Built-up Area: 28094 m2
  • Date of completion: February 2008

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Access and carpot.

Words from the architect

Being built as a coastal refuge, the house of Martossa is located in an exceptional place. From the street, it is only possible to notice its presence by the almost imperceptible view of the roof that protects the cars parked below. The house has been built on the hillside, at a lower level, so that it is completely opened to the spectacular surroundings.

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Access.

The house is conceived as a succession of horizontal levels on a view point platform where the swimming pool has been installed. The interior space has been defined by big sliding glass windows so that the living space is only enclosed by the limits of the surrounding views. The seasons and the changing lights are what encloses this house.

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View from the coast.

The selected materials are of high quality and have been treated with austerity and economy. Travertine, natural wood and glass are the main materials used in this construction; however, the landscape and the surroundings, the light and its reflection are the real materials that more accurately define the shape of the house. The house of Martossa is a refuge where the landscape can be lived, where the landscape can enter into one's life and modify it.

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Balcony.

The access to the house is located on the highest floor where it is possible to find a living space that separate the bedrooms. In the low floor, the kitchen, the dinning room and the living room have been placed in relation with an exterior platform where the balcony and the swimming pool are located.

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Balcony.

Architecture-Page | Tossa De Mar - Living The Landscape by AH Asociados
Balcony.

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Balcony of the rooms' floor.

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Balcony of the rooms' floor.

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Elevation.

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Top Floor.

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Lower Floor.

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Ground plan.

Credits

  • Text: AH Asociados
  • Photographs: Sebastian Fernandez de Cordova, Jorge Gambini Ons

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