Villa Andrea, 1989-1992

 

Location: Barcelona

Project Coordinator: Carles M. Díaz

and Elisenda Tortajada

Structure: Enric Torrent

Collaborators:

Quantity Surveyor: Maria Roger

Landscape: Bet Figueras

Interiors: Eduardo Egozcue

Sculptor: Juan Bordes

Stained: Pere Valldepérez

Glazier: Toni Cumella

Built area: 1.019,37 m2

“My house and architecture office in uptown Barcelona. A simple three-storey cube. My home is on the ground floor, in direct contact with the garden. The first and second floors accommodate our office, which turns around a double-height space. The layout of the ground floor is simple and very symmetrical—a tribute to Andrea Palladio. At its centre is the large living room-cum-study. Facing the house, and the same size as it, is an authentic Hortus conclusus: fruit trees, aromatic herbs, rose bushes, vegetables… to either side of a black pool where we also swim. The floor of this open-air interior is whitish earth. The vegetable garden and the house are surrounded by a garden of evergreens with pink sheet-granite paving, not an inch of lawn.”

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(Photographs by Rafael Vargas, Montse Garriga and Nicola Browne)