The land on which the house is located is steep, with a steep slope that rises from the street and impressive views of the Bay of Palma.
The regulations governing the plot are decisive: the buildings must basically consist of a main body with a sensibly rectangular ground plan, simple volumetry and a sloping roof finished with traditional ceramic tiles.
The programme of the house consists of two main bedrooms, both with bathrooms and an adjacent room for multipurpose use. adjacent multi-purpose room, dining room, kitchen, living area and other auxiliary rooms. See frequent and prolonged visits of guests are expected, so the house must be able to be occupied comfortably and be able to be occupied comfortably and simultaneously by two different families.
The building is located in the upper part of the plot, next to a wooded area and avoiding the steep slope next to the road. the steep slope next to the road.
A staggered dwelling is developed, adapted to the topography and resolved on different levels that follow the natural profile of the terrain with the following of the land. that follow the natural profile of the terrain with the aim of establishing a close relationship with the exterior.
The floor plan of the building is almost square. The spaces for private use, for hosts and guests, are identical in layout and size. and guests, identical in layout and size, need a certain degree of independence, so they are arranged on adjoining sides of the building. They are arranged on adjoining sides of the floor plan. These are separated by the shared spaces, organised along a diagonal axis oriented towards the views, which crosses the floor plan and ends in the living room. the living room.
In addition, three courtyards are introduced in the façade as transition spaces between the interior and the exterior. outside. One of the courtyards is covered with a light structure through which the vegetation will climb, creating a lively shaded space generating a living shaded space, protected and integrated into the building envelope.
Traditional construction solutions are used. The structure is made up of load-bearing walls and one-directional one-way slabs and generates the spaces of the dwelling: load-bearing structure and living structure coincide. housing structure coincide.
As for the finishes, the load-bearing walls are rendered with lime mortar while the floor slabs are left exposed. The floors are left exposed and uncovered, characterising the interior.
With regard to the materials used, the use of glazed ceramic and porcelain stoneware in both the interior and the interior of the building is noteworthy. porcelain stoneware both inside and outside.
In the interior, glazed ceramics, as well as being used as cladding in wet areas, are also used in the design of furniture. also used in the design of fixed furniture, such as bedside tables in the bedrooms, or for the detailing of to resolve in detail deliveries of elements that usually tend to be hidden or concealed: mechanisms, air outlets, air conditioning returns are highlighted as elements that outline the interior space of the home. the interior space of the home. In addition, in the case of the mechanisms, the glazed ceramic In addition, in the case of the mechanisms, the glazed ceramic prevents the scratches to which they are usually subjected due to handling and constant use.
On the outside, ceramic tiles and lattice pieces are used to receive mechanisms, points of light, and to provide ventilation. and to resolve the ventilation of the installations.
Porcelain stoneware tiles are used in combination with natural stone in areas where it is necessary to improve the hardness where improved performance in terms of hardness, porosity, water absorption and resistance is required.
In the Puntiró house project, smooth beige glazed ceramic tiles have been used in the 10x20cm and 20x20cm formats. In addition, squared pieces have been used with the same treatment and colour, in the sizes 10x20x4cm and 20x20x4cm, which facilitates their installation in corners and recesses. The 20x20cm ceramic tiles in terracotta have also been integrated, with a sand-coloured finish. In specific areas, terracotta ceramic lattices have been used, with the same sand-coloured finish.
Pep Ripoll and Juan Miguel Tizón
Cristina Oliver, Sandra Bernalte, Maria Wolonciej, Carlos Antón
Structure: Jorge Martín
Building engineer: Toni Arqué
Constructions and structure Paco Risco
Calle Llampúdol, 6. Parcela 72, polígono 34