The plot and its conditions: there is a very steep slope, while a stone wall, extremely high on the border with the neighbour, asserts its presence. These are the challenges of the architecture: the design needs to consider these conditions, overcome obstacles and make a shift towards an optimal future.
A cut in the ground creates a vertical hollow to serve as an element of communication and ventilation. A staggered series of boxes are installed one on top of the other, in parallel or perpendicularly, generating terraces and porches. A box for each habitable level is adapted to its use: the access is on the highest level, an entrance with views; the living room and master bedroom, descending one section, seek out the best sightlines; a porch with a semi-covered pool, kitchen and dining room, down one more section; and on the lowest level, wooden slats offer privacy to the bedrooms and an open path to the garden for each one.
White stone and wood alternate in the house’s envelope, generating rhythms, defining spaces and lightening the building’s volume. With opaque side façades, the house defines its orientation by opening fully to the south. Large, glazed areas merge life with sweeping views of the bay of Palma.