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THE
SUNFLOWER
HOUSE
WITH MEDITERRANEAN VIEWS

6 July 2015 |

The Sunflower house has an original geometry that allows the owners to enjoy splendid views of the Mediterranean sea from all premises.

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The residence is situated in El Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain. It was designed by architects of Cadaval & Solà-Morales who constructed the house subject to two main purposes: to create a strong connection with the sea and bring the sun light inside.

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The house was named after its functionality – it represents a complex mechanism that is able to collect and store solar heat, like a sunflower.

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The unusual building contains of several small units and each of them offers a sea view. The composition of these units generate a rear patio that attracts the sun inside the living room thus heating the entire house.

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From each point of the building one feels related to the surrounding landscape by incorporating one or other view into the spaces.

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To protect the house from the powerful winds was one of the main tasks. So the architects used very thick glazing and applied technologies generally used to construct skyscrapers.

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