House in Llavaneres Features Overlapping Volumes

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jul 2, 2014
References: mirag.net & dezeen
Spanish studio Mirag designed the 'House in Llavaneres,' a family residence located in Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, just outside of Barcelona.

The home, which was the brainchild of Mirag architects Pau Millet and Xavier Ramoneda, features an all-white exterior made up of overlapping volumes intended to accommodate the sloping levels of the site. The floors of the two-storey residence meet the ground at two different points, adjusting for the 30 percent incline. The building follows the direction of the topography, breaking off into four blocks that naturally divide the cool concrete interiors into spacious rooms.

Operating upon a firm belief that sustainable architecture can be designed for every client under any circumstance, the architects explain, "This house shows the requirements of the location and its environment, and the architecture results in the topographical and formal adjustments that are typical of the Mediterranean area."