Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain

西班牙赫羅納 塞爾瓦港海岸別墅

Marià Castelló+José Antonio Molina

Port de la Selva is a small coastal settlement in the northernmost part of the Costa Brava. The topography presents a pronounced slope towards the sea with abundant outcrops of "pòrfit", a dark and very hard rock that characterizes the geology of volcanic origin of the place. The climatic conditions are typical of the Mediterranean climate, although sometimes they become extreme.


The tension between the optimal solar orientation and the deep panoramic views compresses the program of a house for a family with four children on two levels: the lower one embedded in the bedrock and the upper one, fragmented into two volumes. This combination of strategies (embedding in the ground and volumetric division) makes it possible to reduce the apparent volume of the intervention and improve its integration into the landscape, as well as generating different patios that provide warmth, lighting and ventilation at strategic points. The glass nexus, which connects the two bodies and contains the vertical communication, acts as a screen against the wind and generates an exterior space sheltered from the prevailing wind but visually permeable towards the sea. This in turn is capable of receiving correct sunlight during the winter months, as it is also oriented to the south.


From a tectonic point of view, concrete is the predominant material both outside and inside, given that its stony nature establishes an intense dialogue with the rocky substratum of the place. Likewise, its resistance to inclement weather (strong winds and marine environment) make it one of the most durable options, with little maintenance and, therefore, more sustainable. Also outside, "pòrfit"
gravel from the emptying of the excavation has been used to finish the roofs and the interstitial patios between the intervention and the bedrock. To compensate for the intrinsic qualities of concrete, oak wood has been chosen to materialize the exterior carpentry, some cladding, custom-made furniture, etc., providing the whole with warmth and harmony.


塞爾瓦港是布拉瓦海岸最北端的一個小型沿海城鎮,此處地形明顯向海傾斜,且有大量的特殊岩石 pòrfit 露出水面,它是一種深色且非常堅硬的岩石,是該地火山地質的特徵,而此處氣候條件是典型的地中海氣候,儘管有時會變得很極端。






Principal Architects:Marià Castelló.José Antonio Molina
Design Team:Lorena Ruzafa.Marga Ferrer
Structural Engineering:Think Enginyeria SLP
Contractor:Construccions Pòrfit
Building Area:310m²
Principal Structure:Wood.Concrete
Location:Port de la Selva, Girona, Spain
Photos:Marià Castelló
Interview:Jason Chen
Text:Marià Castelló+José Antonio Molina
Collator:Grace Hung

主要建築師:瑪力奧.卡斯特羅 何塞.安東尼奧.莫利納
設計團隊:洛雷娜.魯札法 瑪格.費雷爾
結構工程:Think Enginyeria SLP

Marià Castelló+José Antonio Molina
The studio began its course in February 2002 with the first public and private initiative projects in Formentera. The connection, the respect and the commitment with the culture, the landscape and the territory of the minor of the Pitiüsas islands was determining in the professional and personal orientation chosen.

The peace, austerity, serenity, precision, humility, balance, harmony, sustainability, order, containment and ingenuity of the original character of the island inspire and dye the work of the office.

Formentera is experiencing a notable urban pressure that is characterized by an important volume of construction of poor architectural quality, which contrasts with the exceptional value of the natural and architectural substrate that characterizes it. Given this dynamic, a small-format, self-sufficient, almost artisan study structure is proposed, capable of assuming a very small volume of interventions simultaneously and with the aim of generating quality of life, beauty, health and happiness to the users of the created spaces.

To address larger-scale projects or to expand the geographical limits of the actions in a timely manner, decentralization has been chosen through external collaborations with other studies and professionals with similar values.

Formentera historically has opted for a dispersed occupation model of very low density, and in this context the isolated single-family dwelling has been the most common program to be solved. The interventions carried out on patrimonial elements have been very grateful in the research phase, and in some cases they have helped to improve the knowledge of the way in which Formentera was anthropized.

In the dissemination aspect, the study has collaborated with editorial projects of different nature, exhibitions and presentations with the purpose of spreading both the patrimonial baggage existing on the island and those contemporary interventions generated with criteria and reflection.