The SV Villa premise is to live in a city with the privileges of the countryside as well as contemporary design. The site, with incomparable views of the city of Barcelona, Montjuic Mountain and the Mediterranean Sea in the background, creates unusual lighting conditions. It is a house that has sensitivity and respect for its site.
The garden and its elements establish the relation between the interior and the environment. A corbel is used to regulate the sunlight and skylight, and also allows natural ventilation. It is a project designed with energetic passive solutions, natural resources, and zero kilometers materials. Handmade bricks from a local factory are used to modulate the space. The house focuses on local materials and traditional production methods while maintaining a very high level of aesthetics.
The project is a flexible systematization that was seized by the brick unit. The brick walls are used as the base modulation where the steel grid is positioned. Its program follows an order and adapts and respects the existing limits, whether it is a neighbor or a tree. The SV Villa consists of two levels, on the lower floor, the common areas are located. This floor is divided into two regular modules and a third one that adapts to the parcel. Upstairs, the bedrooms are located. The structure allows four bedrooms and a complete suite that occupies the entire last hall. The spaces in the house are open and accessible to the outside. On the facade, the walls come in-out and the planters cross the boundary. The interior has continuity to the
external areas where boundaries are blurred.
The brick designed in the studio was handmade by a local fabric. The composition of the brick uses a mixture of sand from Baix Camp and Baix Ebre (Catalan regions). Together, they give the brick a balance in elasticity and hardness. Its particularity comes from its composition, dimension, and color. We design four molds with different dimensions according to their function. Two of them are located in the corners, one for the holes and one is placed at the end of the wall. Its color comes from the amount of contact with the flames in the oven. As a result of the craftsmen’s process, all the bricks get different tones. Something that makes this bricks uniques. The brick became the main element in the constructive system and space.
The wooden beams are made of selected oak wood. The massive pieces were cut in special atmospheric conditions. They were put to dry in the Mediterranean sun for 3 months. As a result, they have the right strength and tone of the wood.
The neutral furniture in wood or white combines with the main elements of the design such as the brick, steel, and wooden beams and floors. All the elements in the SV Villa have been designed with great care. Starting with the general concept, through unusual structures, finishing materials, details, and furniture designs. Every part of the project has been considered. The main criteria was the customer satisfaction. All the wishes and needs of the owners were taken into account. We created not only a high-quality architecture; it is also impressive and unforgettable. But above all, it is a dream house for residents.
In summary, it is a home for the senses’ exaltation.