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FERRER XOCOLATA in Girona, Spain by arnau estudi d’arquitectura

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: arnau estudi d’arquitectura 

Building a dream is not easy, but that was the commission. Yes, as usual, but that time it was like never before.

We had to renovate an old building in order to create a space entirely devoted to chocolate. That was the sweet dream of Jordi, the chocolate maker. We had to do it withemotion, with metaphors, with a sense of humour… We had to be at the level of Easter cakes and chickens!

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra_fragments.cat

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra_fragments.cat

  • Architects: arnau estudi d’arquitectura 
  • Project: FERRER XOCOLATA
  • Location: Plaça Móra, 5 – 17800Olot, Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Marc Torra_fragments.cat
  • Client: Pastisseria Ferrer
  • Construction Engineer: Josep Maria Codinach
  • Construction beginning and ending: 03/2014 – 04/2015

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Sunflower House in Girona, Spain by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales

The Sunflower house sits on a privileged condition of limit; in the border within the water of the Mediterranean sea and the hard rock of the Costa Brava, between the wild nature of Cabo de Creus and the urban settlement of El Port de la Selva, a small fisherman village in the border of France and Spain. A place where the Pyrenees get into the water, generating an exceptional wildlife richness, both in the coast and in the water. The house wants to identify each of the particularities of this magnificent landscape; with its geometry, the house frames a multiplicity of different and specific views, and builds up content spaces that inhabit great big framed views.

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
  • Project: Sunflower House
  • Location: Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Sandra Pereznieto
  • Collaborators: Moisés Gamus, Joanna Pierchala, Efstathios Kanios.
  • Building Engineering: Joaquin Peláez.
  • Structural Engineering: Manel Fernández, BERNUZ-FERNANDEZ,
  •  Project: Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales.
  • Construction Company: Joaquin Gonzalez Obras y Construcciones.
  • Área: 250sqm.
  • Project Date : 2012. Construction 2014

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CASA LLORELL EN LA COSTA BRAVA in Girona, Spain by DOSARQUITECTES

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Article source: DOSARQUITECTES

A house situated in the heart of the Costa Brava with incredible views to a coast bay.
Costa Brava is different of other coasts because of the big forest slopes next to the sea.
The challenge was to fit a big program in a volume with some formal contrast with the nature of the place. So we propose some cubes placed as if they were randomly thrown, like if they were fallen from the sky, but finally they really derive from the fan-shape of the plot.

Image Courtesy © Simon Garcia ARQFOTO

Image Courtesy © Simon Garcia ARQFOTO

  • Architects: DOSARQUITECTES
  • Project: CASA LLORELL EN LA COSTA BRAVA
  • Location: Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Simon Garcia ARQFOTO
  • Plot surface: 2.000 m2
  • Total built surface: 880 m2
    • Underground level (5 parking places, swimming-pool filter room): 92 m2
    • Underground level 2(Spa, Hammam, Service apartment, Installation room): 172 m2
    • Ground floor (main living-room, study, guest apartment): 378 m2
    • First floor (bedrooms, guest area, laundry room, entrance, ferrari garage): 238 m2
  • Architects Team: Francesc Aromir Batiste-Alentorn and Cristina del Pozo Bas
  • Structural design collaborator: Amanda Colom Calsina
  • Technical architect: Lluís Serrat Tarrés
  • Builder: REHABILITACIÓ i CONSTRUCCIÓ SALICHS S.A.
  • Installations: SINOPHOS GROUP

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Carles Rahola State Public Library in Girona, Spain by Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Article source: Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico

The new library is located on a large rectangular plot in the center of Girona. Bounded on the north by busy Avenue Emili Grahit, the site is embedded in a dense and compact neighborhood of tall residential blocks. These urban conditions – plus the fact that this is the largest library in the network of public libraries in Catalunya – contributed to the development of a design strategy based on two main considerations.

Image Courtesy © Pepo Segura

Image Courtesy © Pepo Segura

  • Architects: Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico
  • Project: Carles Rahola State Public Library
  • Location: Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Pepo Segura
  • Year: 2014
  • Structural Engineer: David García / BIS Arquitectes
  • Mechanical Engineer: Eduard Bou / K2
  • Construction: Copcisa
  • Collaborators: Lorena Airasca, Cesc Buxo, Isis Campos, Marina Correia, María Soledad Díaz, Laura Guitart, Consuelo Koch, Víctor Moita, André Mota, Alexandra Perez, Alex Puig, Aristides Pujalte, Amanda Soler, Leticia Wouk
  • Area: 8.072 m2

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JUNCAL & RODNEY HOME in Begur, Girona, España by Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Article source: Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Some houses close in on themselves when connection with their surroundings is not desirable. However, others open up to their setting when it is clear that it endows them with qualities and provides their raison d’être and hence must become an intrinsic part of the project. This is the case of the Juncal y Rodney home since it is built on a plot of land located on the Begur massif (Girona) in one of the most sublime settings of the Costa Brava. The longitudinal volume of the north-south-facing building of two storeys – the upper one with three bedrooms and the lower one with the shared spaces – is thus open to the Mediterranean and the series of mountains and coves that are glimpsed on the horizon.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Pepe Gascon Arquitectura
  • Project: JUNCAL & RODNEY HOME
  • Location: Begur, Girona, España
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Collaborators: Jesús Gallego (int)
  • Contractor: Construccions Coten, Pals (Girona), España
  • Project year: September 2012
  • Completion date: February 2014
  • Project area: 361, 00 m2
  • Cost: 518.000,00 €

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TERRACED HOUSE in Casavells, Baix Empordà, ( Girona ), Spain by 05 AM arquitectura

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Article source: 05 AM arquitectura

This terraced house is located in a long and narrow plot situated on the edge of a small village.

The house has a contrast with both open sides, to the north the old village with narrow streets of stone. And to the south the garden, the pool, the sun and the landscape.

Access is possible through the two facades at different levels, but is usually done with the car through the south facade.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: 05 AM arquitectura
  • Project: TERRACED HOUSE
  • Location: Casavells, Baix Empordà, ( Girona ), Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Surface: 303m²

ESPAICAIXA IN GIRONA, Germany by MIRAG

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Article source: MIRAG

The aim of this project was the conversion of the existing building into a cultural and social centre, which would provide it with institutional representation. The outset was a dark, half-buried building that lacked quality spaces, placed at the interior of a block in Girona. The vast remodelling program included a 180-seat auditorium, an exhibition room, a computer room and an administrative area, among other spaces.

Main facade of the building. EspaiCaixa is located in the interior of the block building, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

  • Architects: MIRAG
  • Project: EspaiCaixa
  • Location: GIRONA, Germany
  • Photography:Jordi Surroca
  • Typology: Cultural center
  • Authors: MIRAG Arquitectura i Gestió (Pau Millet & Xavier Ramoneda, architects)
  • Year: 2010
  • Collaborators: Mariano Piccardo architect, Laura Geraci architect, Roberta Rech  architect, Marta Grau architect
  • Building Engineering: GPCat Toni Floriach y Beth Bacardit
  • Structures engineering: GPARQ
  • Facilities engineering: Oriol Ruiz Dotras engineer, Acustic engineer, Higini Arau  Phd in Physics
  • Developer: Fundación ‘La Caixa’ , ‘LaCaixa’ foundation
  • Construction company: Euritmia Construccions
  • Budget: 3.460.000 €
  • Built surface: 1.300 sqm

ESPLAI’ FOR ELDERLY IN GIRONA, Spain by MIRAG

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Article source: MIRAG

In 2010 a new ‘esplai’ was opened in Cristòfol Grober Street in Girona. It is a leisure centre for the elderly, composed of a common space and some auxiliary rooms: CiberCaixa, with IT equipment, 3 workshop rooms, and Cibercafè, with 8 computers.

Image of the common room of the ‘esplai’, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

  • Architects: MIRAG
  • Project: ESPLAI’ FOR ELDERLY
  • Location: GIRONA, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Surroca
  • Typology: Leisure center for elderly
  • Authors: MIRAG Arquitectura i Gestió (Pau Millet & Xavier Ramoneda, architects)
  • Year: 2010
  • Developer:  ‘La Caixa’ foundation
  • Budget: 1.235.000 €

PGA Catalunya in Girona, Spain by Studio RHE

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Article source: Studio RHE

Located within “the best golf course in Spain”, Studio RHE’s La Selva Villas at PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain are designed to merge with the surrounding 300 hectares of verdant landscape.

Perfectly situated in the major Catalonian city of Girona, the two villas are a stone’s throw away from the idyllic Costa Brava, medieval villages and the Pyrenees.

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

“Ses Oliveres” Beach House in Girona, Spain by Toni Girones

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Toni Girones

The secular action of Cadaqués population interpreting the natural space and setting out the stone terraces in a dry process for the planting of olive trees and grapes, it is a morphologic characteristic of “Cap de Creus”. The course of time and the scanty means, they thought a technique and trace the system ground rules that optimize the natural resources.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez 

  • Architects: Toni Girones
  • Project: “Ses Oliveres” Beach House
  • Location: Cadaqués, Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Aitor Estévez, Toni Gironès
  • Architect In Charge: Toni Gironès Saderra
  • Area: 394 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Collaborator: Maria Canel
  • Technical Architect: Carles Quirch
  • Structural Engineer: Estudi Xv S.C.P
  • Services: Oriol Vidal Ingenieria S.L.P
  • Promotor: Private
  • Construction Engineer: Serinyana Gispert Valentin
  • Budget: 424.753,00 €
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