The choice of land, with good views and assured tranquility, already hinted that the house would be oriented to enjoy the garden, the landscape and the mild climate of the Vallès. The owners baptized the project as “Casa Papallones” and sought from the beginning the coexistence of criteria of sustainability, design, comfort and energy efficiency. The wood as a structural material was the starting point of the project for its thermal and acoustic efficiency, and for the beauty and warmth they bring to the homes.
During the design phase it was decided to build a ground floor parallel to the street, which allowed the creation of two private and differentiated garden areas, which at the same time allowed to optimize energy efficiency and privilege the relationship between the exterior and the interior of the building.
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The large openings to the outside allow the garden to enter the house and decorate the different rooms, and a generous porch allows to protect from the excess of sun and at the same time expand the house to the outside. On one of its sides, a 2-storey body has been generated with a different treatment of facades, which accommodates the occasional use of guests and at the same time generates a lookout point that enriches the whole landscape with panoramic views.
A spacious living room connected to the kitchen-dining area is the central space of the house and becomes the physical separation between the two garden areas: the garden area and the fruit trees in the South, and a “Zen garden” “with gravel land and a small pond north. The butterflies decorate and give character to the spaces, and the light gray color of the walls and a clear ceramic floor in the same shade give harmony and amplitude to the whole. The exposed wooden beams and ceilings provide warmth and reveal the noble structure of the construction. A successful combination of warmth, functionality and modernity.
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