Casa Maresía


Ana Karina Soto, Joana Cunha, María Fernanda Ávila

Tutored by

Joaquim Matutano, Marcos Catalán



Topic City
In the city of Tarragona, in a privileged location right on the beachfront of the Mediterranean Sea, is located Casa Maresía. It is a project tailored to the client, which seeks to be in constant relationship with its immediate physical and natural environment. Respecting, preserving and highlighting both the sea and the pre-existing architecture became determining design criteria.

Our proposal is based on preserving the facade as a “shell”, thus achieving a second facade that allows a clear and transparent visual through the pre-existing perforations in the original facade that, in a way, frame the landscape. These are the two facades, the two types of architectural languages that coexist in the same project and harmoniously relate to each other to achieve the same sensory and visual purpose. The low heights of the furniture also play an important role in the design, since, without losing privacy, they help to maintain the constant relationship between the different zones of the same interior space, as well as between them and the maritime environment.