The intervention consists of the interior reform of an existing building, to transform it into some small tourist apartments.
In a passing plot, placed in front of the sea, we find a two-volume construction: one of ground floor plus one, which looks towards the sea and that is accompanied by a ground floor porch; and another one of ground floor plus two, which looks at the back street. This two-volume form, therefore, is a staggered building in descending sense towards the sea.
In an initial state, both the accesses and stairs, as well as the distributions were appearing chaotically untidy.
All the effort of the project centers on opening the space in a longitudinal way, so that is possible to visually unite the sea and the back street. The strategy consists in arranging and condensing all the services against the dividing walls. Stairs, closets, kitchens and bathrooms line up and accumulate against these walls. So, the services appear as thick party walls.
The materials with which one responds tend to the imperfection of handmade things… or should we have said perfection? The mud, due to its own composition, ends up by having light tone variations and small irregularities that manage to define a more human space. Likewise, the accumulation of small pieces placed one by one, also gets the beloved imperfection.
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Building engineer: Guillem Mas
Carrer del Fuster Felícia, 37, 07458 Can Picafort, Illes Balears