UNDERSTANDING CAP DE CREUS’ TOPOGRAPHY
AND FINDING A WAY TO WELCOME NATURAL ADVERSITIES
Port de la Selva is the first village following the Cap de Creus’ natural reservation. It’s an area of pure and rough beauty defined by the Tramuntana, the characteristic north wind that has given such a strong perception of the cape’s localities.
Rather than looking for ways to avert these natural conditions, Casa Port is willing to understand and embrace them; it’s an exploration of how to accept and welcome a hostile landscape. The house itself has been thought of as a single ground floor structure according to the local aesthetics and law, and its irregular shape comes from a will to make Tramuntana flow through its walls, not hitting them, accepting its existence instead of trying to avoid it.
The wall structure of Casa Port aims to delve into the environment and embrace the natural surroundings. All windows have been placed with a purpose: looking north, they seek to enclose the fascinating views of Cap de Creus, while on the other side, windows give an intimate view of what is occurring within the house limits and a glimpse of the inside when approaching it.