Casa en Aiguablava located on the beach with the same name in Begur, Spain was designed in 2013 by the practice of MANO Arquitectura on the Catalonian Costa Brava with a great landscape defined by low mountains and pine tree forests.
The flat plot had a home on it that was facing the sea but had too many small windows and a lot of partitions, so the designers began an intervention that respected the original structure while leaving only the public spaces and the master bedroom on the ground floor. The rest of the rooms were placed at the basement since there weren’t any problems with the illumination here.
There are two small courtyards that permit larger windows without hindering the privacy of the inhabitants and the perimeter of the façade was preserved with a glass wall implemented to offer a panoramic view of the surroundings from each area. A pergola spanning over a surface of more than 30 meters ensures the shading needed and ample outdoor space for dining or enjoying the weather during summertime.