Capdeferro and Bosch's Scaffold House Wins FAD Award
The Scaffold House, a project by visiting critics Bet Capdeferro and Ramón Bosch, shared a first place win in the 57th FAD Architecture Awards.
The single-family home located on the Sa Riera cove in Begur, Spain, was originally constructed in various phases starting in the 1950s. In addition to repairing several structural defects caused by poor initial construction and exposure to the salt-water climate, Capdeferro and Bosch's rehabilitation of the home "proposed to vitalize the relationship between the house and its environment."
One of the project's most distinctive features is a new wall made out of rope. The wall acts as a base for native climbing plants that create a green wall, which dissolves the boundaries of the building and its immediate surroundings.
The FAD Awards jury, presided over by Víctor López Cotelo, praised the way "the limits between construction and nature are blurred by lightweight, plant-supporting elements which, besides increasing privacy, provide solar protection and improve the relationship between interior and exterior space." The Scaffold House was completed in 2014.
Since 1958, the FAD Awards have recognized the best emerging contemporary architecture in Spain and Portugal. The other first prizewinner was the Ozadi Tavira Hotel in Tavira, Portugal, by Pedro Campos Costa.