Casa Ronda
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Casa Ronda

Nook Architects

CATEGORY
Houses

LOCATION
Garraf, Spain

AREA
328 m²

YEAR
2021

PHOTOGRAPHS
Del Rio Bani

MANUFACTURERS
Cortizo, Living Ceramics, Marset, Santos, Tres, Buster + Punch, Ingremic, La Pietra Compattata, Mh Parquets

STRUCTURE
Francesc Gorgas

RIGGER
Idò Estudi

CONSTRUCTION
Dga

In between the Garraf Nature Park and its beach lies a home that, courtesy of the area’s hilly terrain, offers a view of the coast and the Mediterranean Sea.

Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani

The structure dates to the 1960s and originally contained two floors and a rooftop addition, accessible via an outdoor spiral staircase.

The building, whose original shape had been deformed by a series of small additions, was in a general state of disrepair as a result of deficient maintenance.

Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani

And the pool was poorly connected to the rest of the property, rendering it difficult to use.

The building, whose original shape had been deformed by a series of small additions, was in a general state of disrepair as a result of deficient maintenance.

And the pool was poorly connected to the rest of the property, rendering it difficult to use.

Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani

The project envisaged a new interior layout, particularly on the first and second floors, which now revolve around a new interior staircase that leads up to.

The second‐floor terrace, home to a new swimming pool that serves as a dividing line yet engages the surrounding landscape.

Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani

This operation has breathed new life into the rooftop addition, which is now home to the master bedroom.

The old swimming pool was modified to regularize the perimeter and improve the connection with the rest of the outdoor spaces.

Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani

In terms of materials, the project looked to create bright, neutral, and timeless spaces.

Stone and earth surfaces were used in combination with bespoke furnishings and natural oak floors in the bedrooms, turning the spotlight on the views of the sea and the exterior surroundings.

Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
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In an effort to blur the boundaries, the same materials were used in the spaces adjacent to the home, particularly the terraces, which serve as an extension to the inside.

This idea was further bolstered with a selection of colors that is more in line with the surrounding area and its relationship with the sea. In particular, the combination of green hues and natural wood colors mimics the region’s characteristic pine groves.

Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani

The bespoke furnishings, which delimit the interior spaces, are also particularly important in their layout and functionality.

The project also included a new color scheme. The result of the restoration is a contemporary home in which natural light, the views offered by the immaculate location, and the dialogue between the interior, the patios, and the exterior take center stage.

Casa Ronda
© Del Rio Bani
Casa Ronda
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