Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain.
The house is situated at Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain, a very windy peninsula of “la Costa Brava” right near the Cap de Creus National Park. Due to its location the house has to deal with the extreme weather conditions of its location, the cliff is prone to one of the strongest winds in the peninsula - the Tramuntana, with gusts of up to 180 km/h. The openness is to attract as much sunlight as possible and the exact rotation of the cubic volumes is based on extensive study into daylight, as well as the architects' desire to shelter external areas. Five cubes on each of the two storeys surround a double-height living space. The downstairs cubes are used as dining, sitting and television rooms plus a kitchen. Upstairs cubes house three main bedrooms, some with roof terraces. There’s also a guest room and two bathrooms. The house also has a green roof that helps to control its interior temperature changes, and incorporates other state of the art environmental conditions to fulfill the highest environmental standards. The Sunflower House is designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Photos: Sandra Pereznieto