Previously featured in Thisispaper, Barcelona-based architectural practice Liebman Villavecchia Arquitectos implemented a project titled Casa Sant Llorenc, the site located in the Lord Valley in Catalonia’s Pre-Pyrenees, a home to beautiful forests and mountains.
The three-storey house is characterized by double-pitched roof of flat slate tile, housing two volumes. "This roof design replaces the traditional central roof ridge by a large single drainage valley, a morphology that represents a novel solution and confers formal interest as well as being practical — it lengthens sun exposure on the Southeast and Southwest façades, it simplifies rainwater re-use, and it allows for the placement of two loggia-type terraces,” explained the architects.
Due to rough weather conditions, the team of Liebman Villavecchia Arquitectos had to take into account the importance of protection. The façades exposed to the harshest weather were wisely clad in local stone, while the rest were rendered in stucco.
The house serves as a home for family of four and combines a rich palette of hybrid spaces, which can be customized by specific needs of its habitants. The interior was designed in a simple and practical way. Its layout provides enough space, where the family can spend time together, along with private rooms, located on the upper floors. The ground floor features an open space with living room and kitchen, meanwhile the second one and a loft space host private rooms, together with a viewing terrace.