Built for light.

Built for light.

In Costa Brava, not far from Girona, slightly elevated above the bay of Sa Tuna, in the small town of the same name, lies a special property, accessed via a pine-lined, narrow driveway of rough natural stone paving. Casa Sa Tuna, narrow and curved, nestles into the hillside. Its two stories and roof terrace seem to serve only two purposes: to capture plenty of light and offer views of the bay.

Architecture

The Room Studio

https://theroom-studio.com/

Photography

The Room Studio

https://theroom-studio.com/

Location

Costa Brava, Spain

Installed Gira products:

Gira E2

With its streamlined minimalist aesthetic, the timeless and original Gira E2 design line is the perfect complement to a range of interior styles. Choose between shatter-proof UV-resistant plastic variants in pure white matt, pure white glossy, black matt, aluminium (varnished) and anthracite, or stainless steel.

Gira System 106

The modular Gira System 106 enables you to configure door intercom systems according to your requirements. As the counterpart to Gira indoor stations, it covers all essential functions including doorbell, camera, name plate, and house number at the entrance. Robust materials and modern technology ensure a high level of convenience and safety. Another benefit: Gira System 106 is compatible with all Gira home stations and door communication solutions.

Gira USB power supply A&C

It's always annoying when your phone or tablet runs out of power – especially when you don't have the right charger at hand. With that in mind, we have designed the Gira USB power supply: it consists of two slots for USB A and USB C. This means that you can charge two mobile devices at the same time – no extra connections required. You will also benefit from a speedy charging time with a maximum electrical output of 3000 mAh. The power supply doesn't fall short in terms of design, either. It blends in seamlessly on any wall and can even be integrated into the Gira System 55.

Gira pushbutton sensor 3

Controlling lighting and blinds, regulating the room temperature, or setting mood scenes including lights, blinds, and music – the Gira pushbutton sensor 3 enables you to control a multitude of functions with just one button.

Gira G1

Random switching operations for lights and blinds create the impression that someone is at home. And if you integrate the room temperature controller into the control unit, you can easily set your individual room temperature.

Built along the light

The building sits on an extremely narrow property, which has the effect of making the roof terrace also the largest green space. The interior designers from The Room Studio in Barcelona took this into account in the creative overhaul and reorganisation of the functions. The clients’ instructions for the house as a second home were to open up the rooms and let in the light. Thus, in addition to the roof terrace, which is covered by a restored boat sail and richly planted with greenery, there are now two further usable levels, which are aligned along the almost continuously glazed façade in the direction of the bay. Upstairs are the communal spaces with open-plan kitchen and dining areas, while downstairs are three private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.     

Spectacular: the motto for the living space is “View, view, view!”. (Photo: The Room Studio)

Many styles, one look

When it came to the interior design, the architects used a rather eclectic approach: creating their own style from a variety of trends. So you’ll find Mediterranean as well as Scandinavian influences – with somewhat coarser textiles and an elegant wooden table – but also classic modern objets d’art and almost psychedelic wallpaper in the guest bathroom. These different designs are harmonised by constants that unite all the levels. These include, for example, the floors, which are finished in white linoleum throughout, with the exception of the expressive stoneware floors in the wet areas. 

Inviting: the kitchen unit flows directly into the dining area’s bench seating. (Photo: The Room Studio)

Technology: exclusively modern

While the design draws on a wide variety of eras to create an appealing and, above all, unique overall look, the smart building technology is exclusively state-of-the-art. For example, Casa Sa Tuna is equipped with a Gira G1 control unit that controls all of the building’s functions centrally via an intuitive touch interface. The USB power supply is also installed, which can be used to charge digital end devices simply by plugging them into a socket. And the switches from the Gira E2 design line in various colours blend harmoniously into the colour concept of this special house above the bay of Sa Tuna. 

Subtle accents: the white switches complement the carefully thought-out colour concept. (Photo: The Room Studio)

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