THE POPULAR HOUSE

  Back in Olot of the 1920s, while Manuel Malagrida was building the Eixample Malagrida or “of the rich”, Rafael Arau was urbanising the Eixample Popular or “of the poor”. And in this neighbourhood, between different typologies and gradients to … Continued

THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW

  1921. Eixample Malagrida of Olot. At the height of the construction boom of bourgeois summer houses in the neighbourhood, the architect Isidre Bosch designed this house for the “American” Gratacós. He aimed to give it the appearance of an … Continued

RUDOLSO HOUSE

  I could talk to you about the way the vaults were formed; about the way the flooring tiles were manually kilned in a wood-fired oven; about the appreciation for the work of the stonemasons, who laid each stone thinking … Continued

KNOT HOUSE

  When a plot of land only has the tiresome task of resolving the duality of the alignments of an urban framework, the only thing missing is that a house has to be built on top of it! Yes, this … Continued

LA MARE DELS OUS

  Un galliner és una llar per a les gallines, una fortificació per al gorja blanc, una fàbrica d’ous per a qui les cuida i una altra arquitectura per al paisatge. Aquest artefacte quotidià, sovint construït a partir d’una composició … Continued

THE SEWING ROOM

  We were asked to add a sewing room to a small compact house built on the slope of a volcano. And at that moment, we assumed the full responsibility of this commission, because a client who requests a sewing … Continued

FALCON HOUSE

  Joan told me that the peregrine falcon has made its nest on the escarpments of Sant Julià. With its feet on the ground, its body up in the sky and its distant gaze, the falcon house rests confidently on … Continued

HOUSE IN A LANDSLIDE

  Sliding down the slope of a rocky mountain, the house moves by itself. And then it stops. It seems to have found a good enough place in the natural morphology of the terrain to fit in and to let … Continued

THE LAST HOUSE

  After the collapse of the old priest’s house, in the sixties it was decided to build a new house based on the remaining walls. The need to use that new structure as a feed storage left the inside of … Continued

FOREST STONE

  Tangent to the border between the village and the forest, this rocky house that rests on the base of a small hill stands up after some sliding down the slope. Its presence is the landmark of the entry into … Continued