Valldoreix Villa
2000
Barcelona, Spain

The 450 m2 Villa is set in the Village of Valldoreix, in the hills above Barcelona.  The scheme is inspired by the landscape of the garden and the proposal is seen as a hybrid space - neither house nor garden but both.

The roof and floor plains of the house are an extension of old garden pathways. Spaces around the house are formed into thematic outdoor spaces and these include ‘the walled-garden’, ‘the sleeping- garden’ and ‘the secret garden’.

The upper level of the house is laid out as ‘pavilions’ clad in plastic screens which separately accommodate the lounge and study. At night, these spaces appear as garden lanterns, inspired by the open buildings of Andalusian Spain