GCA Architects created this beautiful project called 'House in Costa Brava', where the main challenge was to adapt the building to the terrain to minimise its visual and environmental impact. Taking advantage of the undulating topography and sparse trees, the house is situated in the highest part of the site.
GCA is an international company known for its all-encompassing service, combining innovation, sustainable technology, and eco-efficiency with loving, handmade craftsmanship. GCA's mission is to create a community of architects, designers, engineers, technicians, and creative minds from all disciplines in constant exchange. In doing so, they share their know-how for constant innovation in architecture. GCA wants to be a studio of change, promoting a humanistic architecture focused on quality of life.
Thanks to Del Rio Bani's photography, we can dream away as well with this architecture. Due to its slight elevation in relation to the surrounding plains, the house has excellent views and an intimate connection to the outdoor space. This is characterised by lush indigenous vegetation, as it is located on the edge of the Les Gavarres forest. The house consists of two main volumes: one where the living room and living areas are located on a single level, and another two-level volume where the bedrooms are located. These two volumes are connected by half-levels to the main staircase, so that the transitions in the house always take place in a comfortable and natural way. The practice of combining the spaces through controlled heights gives the house a proportional scale and optimal adaptation to the topography.
The huge windows in the living room emphasise the dialogue and harmony achieved between the house and the surrounding nature.
A large roof of Arabic tiles, sloping like the terrain itself, covers the volumes, giving the whole a composition of great character. The huge windows in the living room emphasise the dialogue and harmony achieved between the house and the surrounding nature. The outdoor spaces are structured by terraces that divide the area around the house into cosy spaces where you can enjoy nature. To achieve a harmonious and respectful integration with the environment, natural materials typical of the region were used in the development of the project, such as natural stone, lime plaster, recovered Arabian tiles and wood.
Once again, GCA Architects succeeded in their goal of keeping the visual impact to a minimum. Thanks to the right choice of materials, the architecture blends in nicely with the surroundings. We are already impressed! Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by Del Rio Bani