STONES & STRIPES

0505

16 APARTMENTS IN THE PYRENEES

BENASQUE

ARAGON, SPAIN

PRIVATE COMMISSION, 2005-2008, BUILT

CLIENT: COSEHISA

Situated at the heart of the Pyrenees Mountains, the sloped site enjoys the views of Benasque valley, towards south and the summits of the mountains to the north. 

 

The proposal includes two similar blocks, 8 apartments each, which both in plan and section faces the south towards the bottom of the valley. 

The slate of the roofs and the masonry walls, made of local stone, protect the units from the cold winds coming from the mountains. 

 

Towards the south, the larch timber and glass façade allows for a dialogue between the building and its forest surroundings.