05 AM Arquitectura designed the House in Mas Nou so it was oriented to overlook the landscape which required it to be positioned perpendicular to the hill making it appear as if it was floating over it. Located in Mas Nou, Platja d’Aro, Girona, Spain, the residence boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the interior with natural light.
The house looks for a perpendicular position towards the hill, spinning its main body for a better orientation on the landscape. The interior spaces of the main ground are defined by four twisted structural walls perpendicular to the slope with their corners opened on the panorama, making this zigzag a direct consequence of this reasoning.
The structural lines that define the inner spaces have different amplitudes and heights that increase progressively according to their uses, due to the concomitant roof in all of the house length. This single trapezoidal roof contains also exterior porches, ideal to protect the house from the direct sunlight and rain. Both spatially and functionally these are well-defined spaces that keep a certain privacy and independence between them, without losing their interrelationship and a global perception of the project.
The house is designed to promote its outdoor life, and that is why it is placed next to the south limit, liberating a flat space with the best panorama of the landscape, but also for the garden and the swimming pool. This outdoor space is complemented with paved platforms on top of the bedrooms’ level, which is aligned to the map lines to assure a good contact with the natural plot. Photos by Adrià Goula;