Ephemeral spaces

Riudellots de la Selva, Girona. Spain

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Solstice, an ephemeral montage in Riudellots de la Selva

Mireia Luzárraga y Alejandro Muiño. takk

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A play of lights, shadows and textures shapes this highly plastic ephemeral montage that inevitably immerses us in a dream-like world of hedonistic roots.
The project’s goal is to bring an ephemeral space of shade and rest to the back garden of an isolated farmhouse in Riudellots de la Selva, Girona. This space, despite being used essentially during the summer months (when the farmhouse is occupied by its tenants, which use it as a secondary residence), is conceived as an element which, despite its inactivity, will share the space with the garden and the Riudellots landscape during the rest of the year, making this circumstance the driving force behind the project.
The pavilion propitiates the opportunity of working with shapes and materials that are normally not commonly used in architecture but which in this case help to build a mediation between owners and garden while inviting users into a corporal and sensitive experience.
Flowers, branches and stones, collected on site, share centre stage with other materials such as wood, rope, plastic elements or foam to configure the pavilion and explore new narratives, both technical and aesthetic.
A wooden structure assembled into 16 vertical and 4 horizontal sections milled under numerical control supports a 6-cm porex roof finished in a gold colour and a false interior ceiling made from hand-woven white foam. The transition element between interior and exterior is 16 plakene capitals in different sizes worked as per the origami technique and, to provide protection from the area’s prevailing winds, inside an external curtain has been hung from a series of interwoven nylon yarns.
Lastly, a series of orifices were cut into the external roof to filter the light into the interior

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Localización Location: Riudellots de la Selva, Girona.Spain. Arquitectos Architects: Takk / mireia luzárraga + alejandro muiño. Dirección de obra Site management: Takk. Promotor Developer: Takk + José María Torres Nadal. Constructora General Contractor: Takk. Ejecución Completion: Junio 2016. Superficie construida Built area: 12 m2. Fotografía Photography: José Hevia.
José Hevia