December 3, 2019

PORCELANOSA Grupo Projects: The Eucalyptus house takes root with Starwood

This house in Sant Boi de Llobregat in Barcelona has included the ceramic wood from PORCELANOSA Grupo in order to bring the indoor and outdoor rooms together.

The Nexe Arquitectura studio has carried out a 422m2 project which is based on natural textures and interconnected open rooms through the same aesthetic.

Conceiving nature as something infinite, unlimited, constantly changing and regenerating, the Nexe arquitectura studio has taken these biological principles to the Eucalyptus House, whose name reveals that organic architecture which interacts and blends in with the landscape.

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With an area of 422m2 and two overlapping levels without any differences, this house in Sant Boi de Llobregat in Barcelona, stands out because of the texture combination and the harmony that match so well with its main structure.

From brutalism to organic structure

Although in a sense this house reproduces the outlines of architectural brutalism, the materials used and the layout of its rooms (all of them open to the outside) are geared towards the classical principles of this style, therefore allowing the house itself to be or seem to be a part of the native flora, without its presence clashing with, or breaking the natural habitat.

This process in which the house seems to be taking root has developed with Starwood, the ceramic wood from PORCELANOSA Grupo. This material, which finds its inspiration in the appearance and the texture of oak and walnut, is the one which gives shape to the interior and exterior rooms alike. Both parts are interconnected without any separations in between through the same aesthetic, which originates in, as well as coming together with, the Tanzania Almond collection from Starwood.

Residencial-Eucaliptus-Venis-PorcelanosaThe light tones and natural finish provided by its pieces to each space have positively influenced that idea of extending the rooms to infinity, and beyond. In part because of the continuity and unlimited design of all its pieces.

The best example can be found on the terrace, whose main flooring from Starwood extends right up to the pool area, therefore turning it into a continuation of the main living room, from which the water seems to spring up.

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An architectural retreat made of ceramic and concrete.

Photography: Simon arqfoto


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