A CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENT
IN HARMONY WITH LOCAL NATURE AND ARCHITECTURE
In Garraf, houses form a blanket of small scale dots. Traditionally, they are isolated, small to mid-scale volumes, adapted to the steep topography and dry vegetation in the area. In architecture, beauty is generated, in part, by the material it’s made from. Taking into account the autochthonous materials of Garraf, this translated itself into a new development built with rocky limestone, an irregular yet strong way of building.
The natural environment is the basis of this 59 new homes development in Garraf. Rather than thinking about housing in the sense of a single block volume, the project interprets local building culture into a contemporary set of homes. Living units are divided into three equally attractive typologies, mimicking the urban fabric of the surrounding architecture, while embedding the new homes into the steep topography of Garraf.