CLIENT

Private

LOCATION

Ibiza, Spain

CATEGORY

Housing

PHOTOGRAPHY

Cabana Team

VIDEO

Cabana Team

FURNITURE

Pedrali, Sancal & Contain

How can one call and reflect upon cultural and geographic values in architecture without falling into parody? In such outstanding forces like the ones in Ibiza we find ourselves facing the challenge to taste its inherent virtues to then, without falling on cliches or literalness, capture it on paper. Ibiza is much more than a place. Can Ros is the opportunity to reflect all of those natural and organic nuances, setting prejudices and prior ideations aside. True experience. A negation to the parody.

PROJECTION OF THE PAST

The traditional architecture of Ibiza has not changed in recent years. This is because Ibiza has always been an economically selfsufficient culture and has used its own local resources and knowledge, passed down from generation to generation, to find the function of the elements and integration into the landscape.

Architecturally, traditional Ibizan houses are characterized by thick isolated stone walls, plastered on the outside, rectangular rooms and horizontal ceilings supported by exposed wooden beams. It is a simple and sober Mediterranean architecture, which begins with the addition of cubic modules that flow freely around the space, resulting in a functional house that always has the potential for expansion over time.

THE LANDSCAPE AS ARCHITECTURE

Marcel House is adaptive and harmonious, an architecture that connects the interior with the exterior, the human being with nature. Located on a cliff, it was designed divided into different levels that complement the language of adjacent architecture and landscape. Each element has a role that executes perfectly, as if it were a play.

To open the house highlights the great importance that the courtyards acquire as connecting and flow elements organically adapting to the idea of the project, since the perimeter interrupts the vision of the horizon of what surrounded him thus generating a small “oasis” which is the central courtyard, making in turn from the outside the house becomes invisible and overturns itself further stressing the importance of these three interior courtyards that are generated. The house thus offers different scenes and environments within it without possessing that capacity of expansion that characterizes traditional houses

“New needs required new materials.
This meant a new approach to life and a new way of life.”

- Josep Lluis Sert -

ATMOSPHERES THAT DISTRIBUTE SPACE

The house proposes a quiet and stereotypical design that finds on the main stairs its main ally in the spatial organization of the house. Around it begin to appear the common spaces in the immediate area and they are responsible for taking us to the courtyards, then in the following compartments of these volumes are arranged more private rooms and spaces creating a variety of interior landscapes in the house. This process of growth starting in a central nucleus to which spaces are annexed according to the needs and the organizational capacity required for the inhabitants of the house to the exterior spaces that appear between them makes time a element of reflection in the project.

PROJECTION OF THE PAST

The traditional architecture of Ibiza has not changed in recent years. This is because Ibiza has always been an economically selfsufficient culture and has used its own local resources and knowledge, passed down from generation to generation, to find the function of the elements and integration into the landscape.

Architecturally, traditional Ibizan houses are characterized by thick isolated stone walls, plastered on the outside, rectangular rooms and horizontal ceilings supported by exposed wooden beams. It is a simple and sober Mediterranean architecture, which begins with the addition of cubic modules that flow freely around the space, resulting in a functional house that always has the potential for expansion over time.