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Mediterranean House by Pablo Corroto Pradillo
Hitoshi Arato
Jul 10, 2024

Nestled in the picturesque Mediterranean town of Premià de Dalt, Spain, Pablo Corroto Pradillo's Mediterranean House epitomizes a refined architectural simplicity that harmoniously integrates with its environment.

This contemporary family residence emerges as a sculptural monolith against a backdrop of tall pines and rugged coastal terrain. Its design, characterized by carved endemic forms, captures the essence of traditional Mediterranean architecture while introducing innovative vernacular techniques and materials.

The house is articulated through interconnected segments, creating a flexible living program where each space unveils a new narrative. The structure defies static representation; as one moves through the house, planes and openings dynamically shift, closing off and revealing new perspectives. This fluidity transforms the dwelling from a mere living space into an experiential journey.

Strategically positioned windows and openings manipulate light and reflections, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior. The surrounding landscape becomes an integral part of the domestic interior, a continuity further emphasized by the neutral materiality and color palette. This design approach not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also fosters a profound connection with the immediate environment.

Ecological and cultural considerations are paramount in achieving energy and functional efficiency. The house seamlessly blends tectonic and advanced solutions, eschewing unnecessary fuss and artifice. It harmoniously integrates into the surrounding ecosystem, offering its inhabitants an immersive and contemplative living experience.

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Hitoshi Arato
Jul 10, 2024

Nestled in the picturesque Mediterranean town of Premià de Dalt, Spain, Pablo Corroto Pradillo's Mediterranean House epitomizes a refined architectural simplicity that harmoniously integrates with its environment.

This contemporary family residence emerges as a sculptural monolith against a backdrop of tall pines and rugged coastal terrain. Its design, characterized by carved endemic forms, captures the essence of traditional Mediterranean architecture while introducing innovative vernacular techniques and materials.

The house is articulated through interconnected segments, creating a flexible living program where each space unveils a new narrative. The structure defies static representation; as one moves through the house, planes and openings dynamically shift, closing off and revealing new perspectives. This fluidity transforms the dwelling from a mere living space into an experiential journey.

Strategically positioned windows and openings manipulate light and reflections, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior. The surrounding landscape becomes an integral part of the domestic interior, a continuity further emphasized by the neutral materiality and color palette. This design approach not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also fosters a profound connection with the immediate environment.

Ecological and cultural considerations are paramount in achieving energy and functional efficiency. The house seamlessly blends tectonic and advanced solutions, eschewing unnecessary fuss and artifice. It harmoniously integrates into the surrounding ecosystem, offering its inhabitants an immersive and contemplative living experience.

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