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Friday, October 19, 2018

López Rivera Arquitectes, Lattice House in Palafrugell (Girona)

This house designed by the Catalan practice of Emiliano López and Mónica Rivera stands on a hill in the coastal range of Les Gavarres, a scarcely urbanized zone of pine, cork, and oak trees belonging to the municipality of Palagrugell, in Girona province. To adapt to the shape and topography of the lot, it is divided into two volumes, with the living room areas given the best views of the sea. The volumes come together on the north side, connecting the interior routes of the house. In the glass-encased, south-facing upstairs rooms, sunlight is regulated and views are filtered by a delicate lattice of glazed ceramic separated from the window frames. Interrupted here and there to frame far views of the sea and harbor, the lattice is built with simple ceramic pavement pieces manufactured by Cerámica Cumella.

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