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A Summer House with the Red Pool, 1973, Mont-ras , Girona, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura

This summerhouse is located near the village of Mont-ras, a few miles from the Spanish Costa Brava, in a hilly region cultivated with orchards. The layout is similar to a small town and the ruins of a former peasant hut are incorporated into the volumes of the house.

The building is an articulated house that respects as far as possible the preexisting vegetation. The pavilions, sheathed in brown brick are projected towards the central space and face the swimming pool - the center of the sunny life of this villa. The space is made even more comfortable by many relaxation corners, shielded by walls that function as windbreaks, and is scenically tied to nearby volumes by terraced steps that act as a solarium.

Oh, well. Sure. I’ll take it.

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The architects combined Gothic and modern styles in the design of the building. Black brick on the frontage of the building (symbolizing coal) was selected to give an idea of solidity and to give the building a solid mass. Other parts of the facade were covered in gold bricks (symbolizing fire), and the entry was decorated with marble and black mirrors.

The American Radiator Building on Bryant Park. Gorgeous.

The architects combined Gothic and modern styles in the design of the building. Black brick on the frontage of the building (symbolizing coal) was selected to give an idea of solidity and to give the building a solid mass. Other parts of the facade were covered in gold bricks (symbolizing fire), and the entry was decorated with marble and black mirrors.

The American Radiator Building on Bryant Park. Gorgeous.