From afar the Sunflower House by Cadaval & Solà-Morales looks like a haphazard pile of toy blocks made of pristine white walls and glass windows. The unique design of the Sunflower House segments the interior spaces to create private nooks to enjoy the stunning panoramic view outside.
Designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales, the Sunflower House is located by the Mediterranean Sea in Girona, Spain. The designers write, “The house wants to identify each of the particularities of this magnificent landscape; with its geometry, the house frames a multiplicity of different and specific views, and builds up content spaces that inhabit great big framed views.”
The project attempts to frame and diversify the views over its surroundings and incorporate them within the most significant spaces in the house. The main space, connected through a double height corridor to the back patio, incorporates sun inside the house for both comfort and climatic reasons. The house has a green roof that helps to control its interior temperature changes, and will incorporate state of the art environmental conditions to fulfill the highest environmental standards. The configuration of the house, based on the openings to the different environments that surround it, defines unique relationships with the water and the mountain – its real asset.