Featuring a wooden slatted facade, “House in Pedralbes” was conceived to reflect the vertical nature of the Catalan capital’s hilly terrain. The location on a busy ring road led the architects to prioritise the reduction of noise pollution whilst ensuring panoramic views over the city and surrounding sea. Comprising a machine room, wine cellar and gym as well as a swimming pool and terraces, the home offers a tranquil and roomy backdrop to family life, allowing its inhabitants optimal proximity to nature. “The contrast between the wood and bush-hammered concrete with large woodwork structures serves to integrate the house with the garden and its surroundings,” state the architects.
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