Ca'n Terra

Ensamble Studio constructed this home in the depths of a former quarry. In keeping with the location of the building, Ca’n Terra translates as ‘the house of the earth’.

The studio experimented with advanced laser scanning techniques and digital excavation, with the resulting home reaching the very interior space of the quarry.

The project honours the rich history of the site, which was abandoned since its use in 1930s as a military fortification. It later went abandoned before being rediscovered by Ensamble.

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