Vilamacolum House | Jordi Hidalgo Tané, Arquitectura

Spain / 2020

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Vilamacolum is a small town in the Alt Empordà that does not reach 300 inhabitants and whose main activity is agriculture and livestock. A town where tourism has not arrived and where tractors and agricultural vehicles of all kinds circulate through its streets defined by walls and sheds. A place with a strong character that advised us to propose an architecture capable of dialoguing with the landscape and with the nearby 12th-century Romanesque church of Santa María de Vilamacolum, which watches us carefully.


A single roof supported by four pillars stores under it the volumes that make up the house, all in concrete. Its unique rough and industrial monumentality, with its marked vertical architecture in contrast to the horizontal landscape, places us halfway between a Palladian villa and an agricultural shed.


The constructive and structural rigor of the house that uses concrete as a finishing material for floors, walls and ceilings, together with glass and plasterboard cladding with insulation, constitute the elements that, used in its logical constructive form, allow us to build a house of 180m2 built for just over €150,000.


An architecture that uses construction and structure in its most essential expression to integrate naturally into the surrounding agricultural environment.


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Vilamacolum es un pequeño pueblo del Alt Empordà que no llega a los 300 habitantes y cuya principal actividad es la agricultura y la ganadería. Un pueblo donde el turismo no ha llegado y en donde los tractores y vehículos agrícolas de todo tipo circulan por sus calles definidas por tapias y cobertizos.


Un lugar con un fuerte carácter que aconsejaba plantear una arquitectura capaz de dialogar con el paisaje y con la cercana iglesia románica del siglo XII de Santa María de Vilamacolum que nos observa atentamente.


Una única cubierta soportada por cuatro pilares almacena bajo ella los volúmenes que configuran la casa, todo en hormigón. Su singular monumentalidad tosca e industrial, con su marcada arquitectura vertical en contraste con el paisaje horizontal nos situa a medio camino entre una villa Palladiana y un cobertizo agrícola.


El rigor constructivo y estructural de la casa que utilitza el hormigón como material de acabado para suelos paredes y techos, junto con el vidrio y el trasdosado de placas de cartón yeso con aislante constituyen los elementos que utilizados en su forma constructiva lógica, nos permiten construir una casa de 180m2 construidos por poco más de 150.000€.


Una arquitectura que utiliza la construcción y la estructura en su expresión más esencial para integrarse de forma natural en entorno agrícola que la rodea.


 


Architect/arquitecto:Jordi Hidalgo Tané 


Technical Architect/arquitecto técnico: Anna Juncà


Architect collaborator/arquitecto colaborador: Ludmila Fuster Arion


Promoters/promotor: Private 


Construction/Construcción:


Rebujent, S.L. (general construction company/constructor general)


Deco art cristalleries, S.L.  (Aluminium carpentry/carpintería de aluminio)


Ribas Group, S.L. (fluid and electrical installations/instalación elçectrica y lampisteria)


 


Photography/fotografía
Jordi Hidalgo Tané


Surface/superficie: 180m2

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    Vilamacolum is a small town in the Alt Empordà that does not reach 300 inhabitants and whose main activity is agriculture and livestock. A town where tourism has not arrived and where tractors and agricultural vehicles of all kinds circulate through its streets defined by walls and sheds. A place with a strong character that advised us to propose an architecture capable of dialoguing with the landscape and with the nearby 12th-century Romanesque church of Santa María de...

    Project details
    • Year 2020
    • Work finished in 2020
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design
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