100 Square Meters of Pure Delight
Like its neighboring residences in the Pyrenees, this project faced similar challenges of plot geometry, solar orientation, materiality, and budget. Driven by a simple ideology of a mountain shelter, Marc Mogas & Jordi Roig created a beautifully small and elegant summer house that went beyond a mere ‘design solution’ and offered plenty more.
Within the long, narrow trapezoidal plot, with undulating terrain, the project is strategically placed and kept small in footprint to conserve the existing trees and vegetation as much as possible. Land excavation is kept to the least and most of the house is prefabricated in modules off-site to reduce site disruption, at the same time minimizing construction costs.
The project was split in 3 units: 1 unit for bedrooms, 1 unit for the living room and kitchen, and a third unit for the cover of the living area. Due to the small dimension, the house recovers lost areas like the false ceiling of the corridor used as a storing suitcases and a mezzanine over the kitchen converted as a reading corner. Structurally, the house is supported by balloon frame of pinewood, filled with a double layer of rock wool insulation and covered on the outside by a wooden ventilated facade.
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