Porto de Espasante, Spain
Álvaro Cunqueiro described Cape Ortegal as “a mythical and magical land, sculpted by the sea and the wind, full of cliffs, steep slopes, and ravines that plunge into the ocean. A sublime landscape of overwhelming beauty that invites introspection and daydreaming.” Casa BC responds to the request of our clients for a house located in Espasante, a small coastal town with a tradition of canning.
The house integrates perfectly into its environment, clad in locally sourced wood and featuring stone elements that function as light filters, echoing the traditional architecture of the hórreos. These stone elements, reminiscent of the ancient elevated granaries found throughout Galicia, create a striking contrast with the warm wood, generating a sense of depth and texture that enhances the natural beauty of the surroundings. Its wide windows capture the impressive views of the Galician coast, bringing the beauty of the natural environment inside.
Nestled among the ruins of an old cannery, this impressive wooden house rises on the rugged coast of Porto de Espasante, reflecting the beauty and power of sustainable architecture. Inside, the house is a symphony of light and space, with a spacious open-plan living area. The warm, natural tones of the wood provide a sense of calm, serenity, and protection to the living spaces.