Project: Casa Empordà
Architects: Rife Design
Location: Carrer de l’Empordà, 17005 Girona, Girona, Spain
Area: 5,048 sq ft
Photographs by: Fernando Alda
Casa Empordà by Rife Design
Located in Girona, Spain, Casa Empordà was designed by Rife Design. Its design combines 50’s and 60’s furniture by Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand with the typical rural architecture of Empordà. This country house, a rural palace of the early twentieth century, works as a home-gallery with open spaces that allow the owner to exhibit works of art and classical furniture from his private collection.
From the architects: “Using materials and aesthetics that contrast and harmoniously coexist with traditional architecture, we have created several openings by way of windows, designed to establish greater dialogue between the outside and in – this is the key to understanding this project.
A monochromatic white color scheme has been used throughout the interior. White serves to emphasize the impressive pieces of furniture and art, with the house also used as a gallery. In the large main hall, works of art selected specifically by the owner are displayed for viewing.”