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Casa Pedralbes by Joan Anguita

Architect Joan Anguita has designed a house for a car collector in Barcelona, Spain.


The four-storey house has a glass facade overlooking the city.


It includes a showroom for the owner's cars on the ground floor.


A freight elevator allows the cars to be moved from one level to another and displayed throughout the house.


Here's some more information from the architects:


Casa Pedralbes

This house in the mountains, designed by the architect Joan Anguita, brings all the glamour of Los Angeles to Barcelona. Partially suspended above the terrain, it is the dream home of a young businessman who loves collecting cars and organizing gatherings for his friends.


The four-storey structure blends into its environment by means of a transparent glass façade that provides spectacular views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea beyond.


The main body of the house comprises the ground floor and the first floor, which is reserved for social activities. The ground floor displays the owner's private car collection, while the first floor contains the kitchen, dining room, sitting room and library.


A freight elevator runs all the way up the house, from the display area to the top floor, which is devoted to the everyday living spaces. This transparent elevator makes it possible to move vehicles from one level to another or put them on show in different spaces.


The open-plan settings create a sensation of great space, only enhanced by the predominance of pale, neutral colours and the designer furniture carefully selected by the architect.


The house also boasts two swimming pools, each with a single lane: one outdoors, on the first floor, and another indoors in the basement, which contains the leisure area, complete with a cinema, bowling alley and gym. The roof terrace is a deck area designed for pleasure, with a jacuzzi, solarium and a large bar.


Cost of the house: 10 million euros.
Cost of the lot: 10 million euros.
Area: 3,857 sq. m.


Joan Anguita Llanós (born Palma de Mallorca, 1974). His architectural studio is situated in Barcelona. He works in the fields of architecture and interior design, as well as being a projects professor in the discipline of Interior Design in the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED).