Holiday house, Cadaqués,
Catalonia, Spain, 2011

Partially rebuilt on two plots in the historic centre of a coastal town in Catalonia, the house is designed to accommodate two families who share its ownership and use it at different times throughout the year. Detailed in a pragmatic and conceptually rigorous way, the house is intended as an act of repair to the old town.

Mediating with the existing urban fabric and reinforcing the unity of the narrow street frontage, the project engages with the ideas of critical regionalism explored by Coderch, Correia and Milá in their own projects in Cadaqués in the 1950s and 1960s. The house was delivered In collaboration with Liebman Villavecchia Arquitectos.

Project duration: 2008-2012
Contract value: £315,000
Gross internal area: 150 m2

Shortlisted for Premis FAD d'Arquitectura 2012
Shortlisted for Premis d'Arquitectura de les Comarques de Girona 2012
Nominated for Premis Catalunya ConstruccIó 2012
Nominated for ECOLA Award 2012 

Photographs: David Grandorge