This is a project by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura and it is located at Mont-Rás, Gerona, Spain. Project's program: Summer house. There are eighteen images for Bofill House.
This summerhouse for the architect's parents, set in a landscape of hills and woods, is located in the village of Montràs, a few miles from the Spanish Costa Brava and was built around a country manor farmhouse in ruins. The layout is similar to a small town and the ruins are incorporated into the volumes of the house.
The complex consists of several pavilions arranged around a central exterior space occupied by the swimming pool and the main dining room, which stands as an independent pavilion. The pavilions, sheathed in brown bricks are oriented towards the central swimming pool, focal point of the residence. Various corners of relaxation, protected by high walls, contribute to the comfort of the spaces and steps, which are used for sunning, connect the entire built pavilion.
The main body, where the parents live, is composed of two identical volumes: living room with chimney at a diagonal covered by a Catalan vault, music room, and master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room. On the second floor is the library; on the third are a playroom and a sitting room, which is connected to the swimming pool via exterior steps.
The five independent modules, for family and guests, are bedrooms 3 x 6 x 6-metre volumes with mezzanine, contain a bedroom and bathroom. The main dining room, meeting place par excellence, completely sheathed in red ceramic tile, is oriented towards the pool and is connected to the kitchen and servant's quarters via a revolving glass door.
All of the built forms, including the swimming pool are built on a rectangular platform, which is a plinth to the entire house. The exterior cladding is dark brown gres sandstone, while the main dining room and the pool have been given an interior cladding of red ceramic.