Mesura: Peratallada

Three horizontal platforms of Turkish white stone overlapped and staggered create the wimming pool of an old Spanish castle, now used as a summer house.

Mesura, Perratallada Castle, Girona, Spain
The Peratallada Castle, located in the Baix Empordà (Catalonia, Spain) and considered for it’s historic-artistic value a National heritage building, preserve in its stonewalls a clear vestige of it’s medieval past.
Mesura’s commission was to design the garden and landscape of this castle, used as a summer private villa. The site had a complex topography with almost 2m drop from the street level to the house door: three different platforms solve this issue. A big Acacia hundred-year-old tree is another main actor, dominates the space with it’s vertical presence and it structures the layout, becoming the centre of the intervention.
Mesura, Perratallada Castle, Girona, Spain
Mesura, Perratallada Castle, Girona, Spain

The three horizontal platforms of Turkish white stone combine with the vertical concrete walls with wood texture finish: horizontal plane is conformed by assembling pieces, the vertical plane is build by a continuous formless material.

The stone pavement is composed by pieces of 7cm to 15cm width; this is possible by reusing some stock waste of material of one local quarry. The stock had many different pieces sizes, having to draw each stone one by one of the whole project as a big puzzle. The special pieces as the water drain or the shower, in order to understand the natural movement of the water by the gravity, are sculpt pieces with modern CNC machines, merging tradition with innovation.

Perratallada Castle, Girona, Spain
Program: garden and swimming pool
Architects: Mesura
Collaborator: Joan Albert Adell
Contractor: Burgos Gasull
Marble: Kendra
Lighting project: Adymus
Completion: 2015

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