Barcelona Style: La Ricarda

Posted By Gudy Herder / July 13, 2015 / 5 Comments

This place is one the most well kept secrets in Barcelona.

In 1949, the Gomis Bertrand family decided to contact the Catalan architect Antoni Bonet, who was living in Buenos Aires, to put him in charge of their summer and weekend home in an idyllic place next to the sea and surrounded by pines. Bonet was directing the works from a distance, that is what I have enjoyed a second time: a modular house that spreads out on the land, being part of the environment and under an incredible roof of catalan vault that seems to float among the pines.

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The glass building enclosure mixed with the ceramic lattice creates spaces with plenty of natural light and one of the highlight when visiting is getting to see the original furniture, which was carefully thought by the architect, giving you the perfect 60s vibe.




Salva López Photography

The second Kinfolk gathering was done there (and that’s how I found out about this place) which I missed but La Ricarda (1949-63) is open for reserved groups, and who knows, I always might come up with an interesting event to organize myself..G, x


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  • July 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    What a beautiful place! That green wall with the plants is just beautiful…

    • Gudy
      July 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Totally agree. It’s a pity it’s hardly used and visited but the images are very worth being published! x

  • mel
    July 14, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    If you hold an event there Gudy, just make sure that you give me plenty of notice and I’ll hop on a plane. Love it, a beautiful piece of architecture.

    • Gudy
      July 14, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Didn’t you say you would come to the botanical winter garden in the Netherlands?? :-) Or do we double up? xx

      • mel
        July 15, 2015 at 8:21 am

        Or just another excuse to pop over ;-)

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