Casa Montfullà @ Girona, Spain

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Barcelona studio Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura has completed a concrete house with a triangular profile in the rural outskirts of Girona, Spain .Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

Casa Montfullà is located on a hillside overlooking the plains, but the house’s plot itself is approximately level, so Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura added sloping walls to create a building that appears to grow out of the ground.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

“We placed a silent, hermetic volume that emerges from the site and adopts the original profile of the hill, like a fortress that visually dominates the landscape,” explain the architects.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

Laid out in three horizontal bands, the building contains both a two-storey house and a terrace behind its triangular concrete walls.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

A two-storey entrance area at one end accommodates bedrooms, bathrooms and a parking garage, while the middle section is a double-height living and dining room with a glazed elevation offering a view towards the fields.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

During warmer months residents can slide open the glass to make use of the split-level terrace and swimming pool at the far end of the structure.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura is led by architect Jordi Hidalgo Tané and interior designer Daniela Hartmann.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

Photography is by Jordi Hidalgo Tané.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

Here’s a project description from Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura:


Casa Montfullà

We find ourselves on a horizontal ground, a corner plot raised on two large slopes like a vantage point from which to enjoy superb views towards the agricultural plain that stretches at his feet until reaching Salt and the city of Girona.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

It is thus an exceptional setting that claims for an intervention that recognizes the attributes of the site and put them in value.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

We placed a silent, hermetic volume that emerges from the site and adopts the original profile of the hill, like a fortress that visually dominates the landscape.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

The volume encloses itself from the outside and is protected from the mediocre constructions that surround it by using the broken geometry of two thick walls. These walls comprise a continuous space from the inside out that creates in form of a terrace, a world of its own, which turns our attention to the distance.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

The section shows the continuity of its spaces from the outdoor space to the studio on the top floor across the living room and the courtyard that separates and unites at the same time. The use of concrete for the construction of the house gives the object weight, mass and texture which is needed to provide coherence to the idea.

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura
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