Located in a residential area of San Cugat, this plan, created from prefabricated wooden structures and Building Information Modelling (BIM), aims to offer the best views, with a panorama that incorporates the forest and the landscape of the town’s golf course.
The entire building is surrounded by gardens and offers space for a terrace to relax right next to the pool. The simple floor plan distinguishes between communal and rest areas, which are spread over two floors. On the lower floor are the common areas with pool and gardens and a large terrace overlooked by the main facade of the house.
The transparency yielded by the extensive use of glass links inside and outside areas, ensuring continuity and freedom of movement punctuated only by the vertical core of the building that gives access to the study and the bedrooms. The unity of design from the rest areas to the kitchen and the dining-living room guarantees visual synchrony throughout the home with a trajectory that distributes the main rooms longitudinally around the central feature of the fireplace. On the first floor, an office and two bedrooms sit behind the master bedroom, which enjoys the best of panoramic views over green areas, the pool, and the woodlands that lie beyond the plot.
PREFAB Timber STRUCTURE
The building’s prefab timber structure is based on a modular system comprising light frames that fulfill the requirements of energy efficiency, economy, and speed of construction contained in the initial specifications established for this project. The result is evocative volumetrics reflected in a light, continuous cladding punctuated by the lines of windows and doors. The cladding and openings embody the energy and fluidity of the contours that characterize a project combining technology and architecture in close harmony throughout the design process.
BIM made for easier management of the project at each phase of construction and the materials and systems that bring this building into being, from foundations to timbers and façade. Prefabrication of this structure and its dimensions was planned in coordination with participating teams on a single 3D platform.