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Property in La Garrotxa – design by Mateo Arquitectura

14 Jun 2012

Reconstruction of an old country mansion, Garrotxa, Girona, Spain

Design: Mateo Arquitectura

Date built: 2010

Location: Catalunya, España

House in La Garrotxa

House in La Garrotxa - Residence in Girona
photo © Adrià Goula

This Spanish architectural project involved the reconstruction of an old country mansion in La Garrotxa, Girona. Garrotxa is a comarca (county) in Girona, Catalonia. Its population in 2016 was 56,000, more than half of them in the capital city of Olot.

The retaining wall to the rear that anchors the house to the hillside was extremely lovely. As well as expressing the effort of retaining the earth, it concentrated in one place the oven and the point of collection of the water that filters through it.

House in La Garrotxa House in Girona
photos © Adrià Goula

‘Earth, water, fire.

The entire intervention gravitates around it.

The rest is white, untainted, abstract. The preceding trilogy is joined by air.’

by Josep Lluís Mateo, architects

Property in La Garrotxa Property in Girona
photos © Adrià Goula

House in Girona – Building Information

Project Name: Vilar Project
Architect: Mateo Arquitectura
Project: Reconstruction of an old country Mansion
Location: La Vall de Bianya, Girona, Spain
Surface: 500 sqm
Contractor: Puig Alder

House in La Garrotxa, Girona, images / information from Mateo Arquitectura

Mateo Arquitectura

Location: La Garrotxa, Girona, Spain, southwestern Europe

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The Province of Girona is located in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is bordered on the northwest by the province of Lleida and on the southwest by the province of Barcelona. To the north is France, and to the east is the Mediterranean Sea.

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