The number one goal of this project is not to make a villa, it is to make a “Case Study”. Stigilat Aiguablava is a pilot project that has as a script Mediterranean Architecture in Smart version, with the most advanced technology, digital manufacturing, sustainable, integrated in nature, bringing innovation to the Empordà and the Costa Brava, thinking that the territory is a landscape of added value that brings together culture.
The client of this project is a Central European family, passionate about Mediterranean culture and lifestyle, and whose priority was the quality of architecture and R + D + i, putting them ahead of luxury, to achieve a space of well-being. Under this premise, Enric Ruiz-Geli proposes an architecture that generates sensorial, corporal experiences, at all levels, with a holistic approach.
The Main Housing: Reinvention of the Catalan Volta
The reinvention of the Catalan Volta of this project has been developed with advanced engineering of fiberglass structure, while the challenge of the ceramist craftsman, Toni Cumella, has been to create a ceramic for the Catalan Volta that meets the guidelines of the nature of the place.
Integration in the Landscape and Local Culture: The Empordà
The key to this project is its integration into the environment. The architect Enric Ruiz-Geli born in Figueres, in the middle of the Catalan Empordà, establishes a dialogue with the landscape, culture and materials of this land to shape the project. The ceramics, the warm Mediterranean materials, the freshness, the sun and the shade, the colors, the terraces and the curves of the coastal geography are elements that have inspired and conditioned the design of the Villa Stigilat Aiguablava.
The Experimental Pavilion
The project has an ephemeral and experimental pavilion, dedicated to innovation, designed in collaboration with the prestigious Art Center College of Design Pasadena, of the United States, one of the best artistic centers, in which the director Zack Snyder or the designers were trained. from the stores of Apple, BMW or Tesla. The pavilion structure, elaborated on the basis of prototypes, is of inflatable formwork in which an intelligent, light and ecological concrete is injected, giving an organic shape, inspired by the surrounding pines. Source by Enric Ruiz Geli.
- Location: Begur- Girona, Spain
- Architect: Enric Ruiz Geli
- Project Team: Cloud 9
- Structure: BAC Engineering, Consultancy Group
- Energy and Facilities: PGI Group
- Acoustics: David Casadevall
- Domotica: LOXONE
- Technical Consultant: Jose Montsuñer
- Fiberglass Engineering: Florencio Solana
- Landscape: Pedro Martín
- Builder: Daró La Bisbal
- Photographs: Itot Produccions, Jordi Alcalà, Gregori Civera, Courtesy of Enric Ruiz Geli