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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

M HOUSE in La Nou de Gaià, Tarragona by MDBA & Guallart Architects

 
November 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MDBA & Guallart Architects

The project of the house M, it is located in La Nou de Gaia, a small locality in the north of Tarragona, Spain.

It is a small village, but with an ancient very well kept center. The house is located in this ancient center, which rises on the plateau of the zone, with historical defensive character, so that the zone northwest of the village looks at “Els masos de Vespella“, with a very attractive sights and a fantastic sunset.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: MDBA & Guallart Architects
  • Project: M HOUSE
  • Location: La Nou de Gaià, Tarragona
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Project date: 2013
  • Client: Private
  • Main architects: Maria Díaz
  • Collaborators: Esther Rovira, Andrea Imaz, Francesca Caffari, Cecilia Caffari

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Consultants

  • Structure: VALTER VALENCIANA DE ESTRUCTURAS, S.L
  • Technical architect: Pilar Sierra

Construction

  • Constructor: Construciones Merlot
  • Wood: Josep Montragull
  • Swimming pool: Espai sport

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

The principal element of the project, it is the context; The relation with the landscape and the surroundings of the housing, so that this one is closed to the village, and it is opened towards the valley in the western part through large windows, capturing maximum light into the house. There are four levels which create different facades plans, generating terraces of different characters, according to the interior use of the volume.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

In the interior, an opened wooden stair relates the four levels, organizing the spaces needed by the client.

The principal materials are concrete, metal, wood and the light in the interior and the stone in the exterior.

The simplicity as the greater sophistication.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © MDBA & Guallart Architects

Image Courtesy © MDBA & Guallart Architects

Image Courtesy © MDBA & Guallart Architects

Image Courtesy © MDBA & Guallart Architects

Image Courtesy © MDBA & Guallart Architects

Image Courtesy © MDBA & Guallart Architects

Image Courtesy © MDBA & Guallart Architects

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