Villa CP / Zest Architecture

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Villa CP / Zest Architecture
© Jesus Granada
Villa CP / Zest Architecture
© Jesus Granada

Villa CP is a restoration project, whereby a 21st century house has been created inside an old stone structure.

Villa CP / Zest Architecture
© Jesus Granada

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.

Villa CP / Zest Architecture
© Jesus Granada

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.

Villa CP / Zest Architecture
© Jesus Granada

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.

Villa CP / Zest Architecture
© Jesus Granada
Villa CP / Zest Architecture
© Jesus Granada

Project Details:
Location: Girona, Spain
Type: ResidentialHouses
Architects: Zest Architecture
Team: Co Govers and Joana Ramalhete
Photographs: Jesús Granada

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