The Sunflower house has an original geometry that allows the owners to enjoy splendid views of the Mediterranean sea from all premises.
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.
The house was named after its functionality – it represents a complex mechanism that is able to collect and store solar heat, like a sunflower.
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.
From each point of the building one feels related to the surrounding landscape by incorporating one or other view into the spaces.
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.