Spanish architecture studio Mesura draws inspiration from the landscape and local vernacular to craft a rural retreat for a large family.
Spanish architecture firm Mesura is fascinated by the way architecture can shape a more meaningful experience of space and site. So, when the studio was approached by a large family who sought a second home in the Catalonian countryside where they could escape the city, the site became a driving force.
“They wanted a home that would offer different experiences of nature, as the plot has a privileged position surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, fields, and mountains,” says Benjamin Iborra Wicksteed, co-founder of Mesura.
To bring this vision to life, Mesura incorporated the spirit of the local area—or the “genius loci”—to craft a home, known as Casa Ter, that celebrates its context. “We made a contemporary interpretation of it, using local knowledge of arts and crafts, as well as local materials and techniques,” says Iborra Wicksteed.
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