"The kind of coastal architecture that is built along the strip of land between the shore and the mountains has been described as Catalan architecture, concealing and contaminating the architecture further inland, which is dark, shadowy, heavy, and material. An inner architecture of slow digestion, seen against the light, surrounded by still air that smells different. To the northeast is a region where beech trees grow at a lower altitude than anywhere else in the country. Where the light is softer, the shadows more tenuous and profound. Where it rains differently. Where people speak differently. Where the farms are different. This is the Garrotxa region, where RCR architects is from. Where they live. Where they work. It’s Olot"