Villa in Pedralbes
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: 2007 Completion
Total Area: 380m2
Budget: €2 million
FOA Partner in charge: Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Project Architect: Pablo Ros
Design Team: Damian Figueras, Jordi Pages I Ramon, Kensuka Kishikawa and Kenichi Mastsuzawa
Structural Engineer: Agusti Obiol, Nacho Costales & Boma SL
Service Engineer: Juan Hernandez & AJ Ingenieria
This residence is located in Pedralbes, Barcelona, on a 350m2 plot. The site presents a very steep slope oriented towards the south, with access from the north side of the plot. The design is generated from the topography and the orientation, both in terms of its massing and the continuity between the residence and the garden. The building was structured into three stepped levels which blend with the topography of the garden, seeking the best views and orientation.
The three levels are oriented southwards to the garden and the views over the city. All rooms have fully glazed openings towards the garden and communicate with each other through interconnected terraces. Every level is continuous with a level of the terraced garden. The material palette of the garden surface, wood and vegetation has been extended to the building’s envelope, which merges into the landscape.