Collage House

Category: Residential | Honorary Mention


Renovation always means establishing a relationship of sorts with the past, with the pasts that are accumulated in the space of the intervention. And also with the future, with that imaginary idea of the location we would like to tend towards. But above all it means a great capacity to work with the present.To erase or to design: to eliminate, clean, repair, reconstruct, replace, incorporate, add…Successive discoveries continually require different and complementary responses. The relationships between old and new spaces are gradually brought about, often in real time, as are those between the workers who one day put up the walls and those who now remake them.The endless superimposition of time, desire, skills, materials, strategies, of individuals.
And more than anything, a growing confidence in a necessarily open design system (in this instance, collage) capable of harmoniously integrating the histories of each bit of the process into a single whole.

Location: Girona, Catalunya, Spain
Total Cost: 2.000.060 €
Plot Area: 1.515,00 m2
Total Plot Area: 1.515,00 m2
Builder: Capdeferro constructor, s.a.
Collaborators: Joan Anglada, project leader Josep Grau, construction chief Blazquez Guanter, s.l.p., structural consultants.

Ramon Bosch, Bet Capdeferro