Catalan Farmhouse Restoration in Girona, Spain

Wood Terrace, Deck, Infinity Natural Pool, Outdoor Furniture, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Villa CP was completed in 2013 by the Barcelona based studio ZEST Architecture. This restoration project included the creation of a 21st century house inside an old stone structure. Sustainability elements include a natural swimming pool with the water filtered by plants and gravel. Rain and waste water are recycled and stored for garden irrigation. A geothermal installation provides underfloor cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.

Villa CP is located in Girona, Spain.

Natural Pool, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Natural Swimming Pool, Wood Terrace, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Garden View, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Old Stone Building, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Natural Stone Walls, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Terrace, Mountain Views, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Concrete Stairs, Glass Balustrading, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Rustic Metal Doors, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Wooden Front Door, Entrance, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Entrance, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Kitchen Island, Dining Space, Sloping Ceiling, Wood Beams, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Kitchen Island, Lighting, Beams, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Wood & Metal Stairs, Lighting, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Mezzanine, Fireplace, Glass Balustrading, Gold Pendant Lighting, Rug Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Sunlight through the Door, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Stone Sink, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Bath, Rustic Bathroom, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Water Management Diagram, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Catalan Farmhouse, Girona, Spain

Villa CP in Girona, Spain, details by ZEST Architecture:

“The Barcelonese Architecture firm ZEST Architecture, founded by the Dutch architect Co Govers, will take part in the Biennale of Venice, which opens on 7 June 2014.

The project Villa CP, the restoration of an old Catalan farmhouse, serves as inspiration for the installation that ZEST Architecture will present in Palazzo Mora, as participant in the exhibition “Time Space Existence”, organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation.

Villa CP is a restoration project, whereby a 21st century house has been created inside an old stone structure. The existing stone walls have been largely rebuilt, with enormous openings towards the landscape linking the house to its spectacular surroundings: a National Park of cork oak with distant views towards the Mediterranean.

ZEST Architecture’s work is always marked by sustainability, so it may not come as a surprise that this project sports materials and elements such as a natural pool whose water is filtered by plants and gravel, insulation with locally harvested and produced cork, clay and stray panel finishes in the interior and heating / cooling through a geothermal installation.

The old and the new (that which will age) strengthen each other in this project through their opposition and juxtaposition. The old has been left visible with all its scars, while new materials such as Corten steel, wood and clay, were chosen for the beauty of their natural imperfections and the way in which the traces left by time make them even more beautiful. Rain, wind, human touch…. will make sure that this house will be even more beautiful over time.”

Photos By: Jesús Granada

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