The volumetric envelope is almost the first of the premises when confronting preexisting and program requirements. The contradiction between a latent hostility in an apparent idyllic condition of the place is also.
Often in relationships and transits the shortest or easiest distance is not the most appropriate. The direct roads become twisted, the fast roads become slow, which we take for granted it is no longer, the fine becomes thick and the thick becomes the fine.
The strategy is to incorporate some of the preexisting contradiction.
In other parts where the wrapping is still compact the initial volume is modified with the appearance of patios.
The back façade houses a shady garden that becomes a projection screen where every morning the leaves of the row of poplars play to be small suns.
Juli M Rodés (Quantity surveyor)
Enrique Miró (Structure calculation)
AJAC XI Award (Young Architects’ Association of Catalonia )