CAN FRIT

CAN FRIT

CAN FRIT This modern home was developed for an English family from an existing finca. It had an unusual layout and strange proportions due to the topography of the land. We used natural materials to complement the existing period elements in some areas, while the retro-modern cement tile flooring strikes a balance with the sandblasted juniper ceiling and central pillar of the main room. The full width opening of the sliding doors allows for a complete inside-outside experience. The reception space of the house was a decorative challenge; it was unusually large and seemed not to have a definite function in the house’s original design. The remodelled result is a wide entrance hall with high ceilings from which hangs a large cast iron fireplace. Together with a golden console, they give the room a welcoming warmth. The kitchen’s central island becomes, both visually and functionally, the focal point around which life takes place. The rear kitchen, with sink and a working counter, can be easily hidden behind sliding doors to turn the dining and living room area into a reception area. OTHER PROJECTS CAN FRIT Casas CAN PEP BET Casas EL AZAHAR Casas CASA CAYAMA Casas CAN PEP SIMO Casas PISO GUASCH...
CAN PEP BET

CAN PEP BET

CAN PEP BET “Alonso’s ruin” was a small construction from 1793, comprising two adjoining casitas with very tiny windows. From the footprint of the foundations and the remnants of the walls, our architect created a contemporary interpretation of these tumbledown farm buildings. Our client, a memorabilia collector, was the inspiration for a lacquered kitchen in Ferrari red that contrasted with the concrete of its structure. The rest of the kitchen, in stainless steel, emphasises the colours and shapes of the equipment and utensils. The main bedroom features a huge bath tub in polished cement and an integrated glazed shower, both offering breathtaking views over the garden. A stone wall preserved from the original ruin becomes the backdrop for the chill out area, which was filled with cushions and completed with a bookshelf for storing records and films. A perfect hangout area to wind down, read or watch movies in an atmospheric and comfortable setting. OTHER PROJECTS CAN FRIT Casas CAN PEP BET Casas EL AZAHAR Casas CASA CAYAMA Casas CAN PEP SIMO Casas PISO GUASCH...
EL AZAHAR

EL AZAHAR

EL AZAHAR Intuition, adaptability, enlightenment and vitality are all aspects of Zen Buddhist teachings which are reflected in the design of this elegant property. The French owners, usually resident in Japan, envisaged a home away from home with numerous areas and zones that functioned separately but could be combined as a whole. A flexible space with open spaces and vast terraces; something organic and mineral.  We contrasted locally-sourced Sierra Elvira limestone floors with chestnut woodwork to bring a taste of the Far East to the bathrooms and living area, complementing the existing exterior walls. In the main living room, a vast stone fireplace is the striking central feature. An Arclinea kitchen in stainless steel adds an industrial touch to the space. The terraces convert into dining room, living room, BBQ area and infinity pool and enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea in summer.   OTHER PROJECTS CAN FRIT Casas CAN PEP BET Casas EL AZAHAR Casas CASA CAYAMA Casas CAN PEP SIMO Casas PISO GUASCH...
CASA CAYAMA

CASA CAYAMA

CASA CAYAMA For the restoration of this house for a charming family from Germany, the brief was clear – quality but not flashy. The kitchen is focused around a sociable central area. It combines furniture lacquered in white with an impressive iroko working surface to cook, whilst enjoying the breath taking views over the swimming pool and the sea. The floor to ceiling wooden bookcase is a powerful feature that is both decorative and functional. In the bathrooms we used white pebbles on the floor to create the feel of a house on the beach – natural, functional and fresh.  The Marmoline counters are made in the same colour as the cement floor throughout the rest of the house, simple and lineal with wicker baskets instead of drawers. A garage was converted to an annex apartment, with its own kitchenette and garden. We used esparto, a traditional material from the island, to create the headboard of the bed and the rugs. Ethnic bed covers and paintings by local artist Aldo Kodak add a splash of colour. OTHER PROJECTS CAN FRIT Casas CAN PEP BET Casas EL AZAHAR Casas CASA CAYAMA Casas CAN PEP SIMO Casas PISO GUASCH...
CAN PEP SIMO

CAN PEP SIMO

CAN PEP SIMÓ The Can Pep Simó urbanisation was originally developed and designed by the architect Josep Lluís Sert in 1964 on the side of a hill overlooking Talamanca bay and Ibiza town. This house, built at the beginning of the eighties and located within the Can Pep Simó neighbourhood, had many divisions, rooms lacking natural light and porches that had no specific use. Prior to starting work, we studied eight different distribution variations for the ground floor. We installed sliding panels made of recycled wood which are opened in winter to make the most of the winter sun and closed in summer to isolate the house from the searing heat. The distribution of the two rooms fronted by the gallery are determined through a series of sliding doors that provide the flow. The space can be lived in as a loft or closed partially with direct access to the garden in order to maintain privacy. Traditional materials have been used in the interior design. In the social areas of the living room, dining room and kitchen we utilised large cement tiles to create a more contemporary feel and smaller tiles in the bedrooms for intimacy. Esparto is another traditional material of the Balearic islands, which has been used in the awnings by the swimming pool, breaking with the austerity of the whitewashed walls and creating a cosy setting with a decking made of broad wooden slabs. The lacquered iron bookshelf, made to measure locally, expands throughout the whole social area integrating the fireplace and the air conditioning vents. It holds family photos, old children’s books and a plethora...