Open to the Mediterranean

Open to the Mediterranean

BUILDING

The project is located in a building by the sea in Calvià and was executed by a prestigious architecture firm in the 1960s. The complex’s common landscaped areas, over which three 10-storey buildings stand on thick concrete columns, stand out, releasing the lower floors and permitting direct views of the garden and the sea from the approach level.

Each floor comprises four apartments allocated to a second residence of some 70 m2 each.

OBJECTIVE

Our client was the owner of a residence and bought the adjoining residence with the intention of joining them and converting them into a single dwelling, in order to spend long periods of time in Mallorca.

We enthusiastically approached this passionate challenge because of everything it involved: the change of use of the dwelling, the complete reconfiguration of the spaces and the possibilities of the building that encompass a blank canvas, the exterior walls and structures being the sole limit to our creativity.

INTERVENTION

We found many partitions and small spaces that convey an oppressive sensation, which is paradoxical in a dwelling with sea views.

We approached the challenge to release all the dwelling’s potential by opening it out to the Mediterranean Sea and letting the rooms be flooded by light.

Our proposal offers a design that plays with the building’s staggered facade, articulating and seeking the maximum amount of space for the interior spaces by means of interior diagonal visual lengths and encouraging privileged sea views while seeking out outdoor light.

The bedrooms are situated on the north facade, with small facade openings.

The materials and colours chosen give the complex serenity, creating a backdrop with modern furniture. Only three are used throughout the residence: iroko wood for indoor and outdoor carpentry; tiled floor with the colour and texture of sandstone (similar to Santanyí stone) and white for the walls and kitchen.

The result speaks for itself with regard to the transformation experienced and the success of the intervention.