Can Pep Simó
The house is situated at one of the entrances to the Can Pep Simó area, where Josep Luis Sert designed and built, at the end of the 1960s, a series of properties that form a part of the living history of the best Spanish architecture of the 20th Century.
A compact volume is proposed, in which the depth of the apertures and the terraces on the first floor are played with, in the same way that Sert did in many of the aforementioned properties.
A plinth, made of ashlars of compacted earth, defines the interior volume, on which rests the white volume of the level above.
The ashlars penetrate into the interior of the dwelling, and reinforce the almost exterior quality of the inside street on the ground floor and the porch in front of the swimming pool.
An austere and forceful materiality is looked for here, in keeping with the houses in Sert.
Different carpentry solutions determine the relationship between the different spaces and the outside, and provide the varied visual depth perception play proposed in the project
The large open patio on the first floor is conceived of as an elevated platform, supported by the lower podium.
This project was carried out within deBM Arquitectura y Paisajismo.