Isla Architects

Ca’n Rei Townhouse / Isla Architects

Curated by Clara Ott
Architects : Isla Architects
Area : 138 m²
Year : 2017
Photographs : Luis Díaz Díaz
Manufacturers : AutoDesk, Huguet, VitrA, Isla architects, Ricardo Perelli, Robert McNeel & Associates
City : Santa María del Camino
Country : Spain

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Textual content description offered by the architects. Isla Architects has accomplished the renovation of an outdated Mallorcan townhouse in Banyalbufar – a coastal village nestled inside the mountain vary of the Serra de Tramuntana – that concerned restoring the primary structure, roof and facade, in addition to rearranging the interiors. The principle technique consisted of eradicating all non-original components added over time so as to improve the character of the home, from flooring to furnishings. As soon as cleaned, new up to date components have been launched. This steadiness between new and outdated, smooth and rustic brings a brand new life to Can Rei, permitting us to know conventional architecture by a recent lens.

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Kitchen. The kitchen is hid inside the partitions so as to improve the purity of the vaulted ceiling room. This permits for added flexibility within the area. Current niches have been enlarged to accommodate home equipment corresponding to a fridge, oven and washer, and all essential storage for tableware, kitchen utensils, meals, and cleansing provides.

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The range was positioned under the window, providing the expertise of cooking with views over the Mediterranean Sea and connecting the kitchen to the outside terrace area. The kitchen sink is made out of tinted concrete and is hand-hammered, to specific its materiality, as a recent reinterpretation of a standard Mallorcan stone sink. The faucet is a straightforward, custom-made bent brass pipe. A brilliant purple desk – designed particularly for the room- turns into the node of the hid kitchen, permitting meals, work, or celebration to occur.

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The dwelling. House was cleaned to emphasise the unique furnishings of the home in addition to the brand new additions. Non-original cement tiles have been changed by a “trispol” lime ground, recovering the home’s materials essence whereas enhancing the connection between inside and outdoors. The vaulted ceiling was handled with quicklime within the conventional method, attaining a clean, pure and brilliant white floor. A pivoting gentle permits displacing the motion from the kitchen to the dwelling area.

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Toilet. Gaining top, purifying the geometry, and considerably enlarging the window create a extra snug and brighter area. A clean concrete floor for flooring and partitions changed the non-original tiles and contrasts with the country, historical stone wall uncovered throughout building. Boiler and loo storage are hidden behind a secret door.

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Bed room and library. An area, handmade terracotta ground changed the non-original cement tiles, attaining a hotter, smoother feeling within the area. Home windows have been opened within the rear facade, permitting for cross-ventilation. Unique Mallorcan beds have been saved as core components of the rooms. The peak of this conventional furnishings permits having fun with sea views.

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Exterior. Each the roof and rear facade have been renovated following conventional building methods, and new home windows have been opened on the higher ground to permit for cross-ventilation. Following the Mallorcan medieval custom of portray the underside of the roof tile cover – “teules pintades” – artist Luis Urculo was invited to reinterpret this standard pictorial expression. The rust-color symbols are supposed to carry good luck and preserve away unhealthy spirits from the inhabitants of the home.