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Single Family House / Refurbishment of my parent's house in L’Escala

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Refurbishment of my parent's house in L’Escala


2013-2013

L'Escala, Gerona,Spain


The refurbishment of the little party-wall house built for my parents in 1960 is, in keeping with the plan elaborated by the architects Español-Hereu, carried out by treating it programmatically as an extension of the house rehabilitated in 2012 or as an independent weekend unit.

A single space with a sleeping platform, making good use of the height afforded by the section and the inclination of the roof, accommodates a small lounge-cum-dining room with an office space and bathroom, thus permitting its use as an independent entity within the house.

Due to the geometry of the land lot, the tiled roof, as laid down in the planning regulations, was moved back in order to permit the edge to be horizontal.

The real window consists of the great sheet of glass recessed towards the interior, thus constructing the small intermediary space of a terrace, and letting a perforation in the façade wall frame the eastward view over the Gulf of Roses.

When seated within, the glass profile of the freestanding handrail coincides with the line of the horizon and the long curtains give something of a theatrical touch to the landscape they frame.

ARCHITECTS

Carlos Ferrater

COLLABORATORS

Gerard Olivé

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Alejo Bagué

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Monographs

OAB. 2015. Editorial Actar. ISBN: 978-1940291574. p. 266-267;

CARLOS FERRATER. PREMIO NACIONAL DE ARQUITECTURA. 2009. Ed. Ministerio de Fomento. ISBN 978 84 498 0921 7. p. 408-413;

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Magazines

ON DISEÑO. Nº 334/345. 2014. p.50-55;

EL PUNT AVUI. Nov, 2014. L’Escala regarà el front litoral i el restringirà al trànsit. http://www.elpuntavui.cat/ma/article/1-territori/6-urbanisme/673978-lescala-refara-el-front-litoral-i-el-restringira-al-transit.html

LA VANGUARDIA.COM. Ago, 2014. L’Escala mejorará el frente marítimo del casco antiguo. http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/girona/20130830/54379888235/escala-mejorara-frente-maritimo-casco-antiguo.html

DIARI DE GIRONA. Ago, 2014. L’Escala pretén tenir menys cotxes al front del mar del nucli antic. http://www.diaridegirona.cat/comarques/2013/08/31/lescala-preten-menys-cotxes-al/632979.html

YOUTUBE. 2014. Rare Window. Carlos Ferrater. L’escala. http://youtu.be/6ehfOTk_iAc

ARQUITECTURA Y EMPRESA. Oct, 2014. La casa con sabor a mar, por Carlos Ferrater.

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Audios/Videos.        

YOUTUBE. 2014. Rare Window. Carlos Ferrater. L’escala. http://youtu.be/6ehfOTk_iAc

YOUTUBE. Ago, 2013. Entrevista exposición frente Marítimo en l’Escala. Carlos Ferrater. http://youtu.be/V5oNcqga5JE

CONFERENCIA CARLOS FERRATER. L’ESCALA. Jun, 2014. 1st Symposium: Planning, Tourism and Territory. Urban Regeneration in Tourist Towns on the Coast at the Anchovy and Salt Museum of L’Escala, Girona, 6-7 June 2014. http://youtu.be/rY4ki2uO1zs