cala d'or house in mallorca by flexo arquitectura
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feb 26, 2013
cala d'or house in mallorca by flexo arquitectura


‘cala d’or house’ by flexo arquitectura, cala d’or, mallorca, spain
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barcelona- based flexo arquitectura has created an architecture that accommodates the dichotomies of summer and winter. the design for a
private home in the touristic seafront region of cala d’or sits atop a dramatic slope and opens to beach views and garden patios. in keeping with
the aesthetics of the region, a compact white volume is pierced by four programmed terraces. the voids provide cross ventilation and optimal sun
exposure in addition to specific spaces for playgrounds, greenery, lounging and breezeways. the basement floor contains the living area and
outdoor kitchen facility as well as a series of ‘summer rooms’ linked to the pool. the first and second floors are ascribed the ‘winter house’,
for they are linked by indoor staircases and organized around a large bay balcony wrapped in a bamboo skin. the portico allows wide-spanning views
over the harbour while providing privacy from the neighboring property. a simple slab-on-grade construction belies the ease and elegance of the
dual programs woven together by careful circulation.

 

 

the volume of ‘winter house’ hovers over the outdoor rooms of ‘summer house’
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(left): the entrance stair slopes down into the heart of the outdoor patios and kitchen
(right): a bamboo-covered portico covers a ribbon of circulation to the open-air living spaces

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the nexus of the dual programs is in expertly employed circulation
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materials and color reflect light and respect the vernacular
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despite being the enclosed hibernal part of the house, the other levels use  honest materials and visually light architectonics
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interior views show clear and favorable lines of sight
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ground plan level 0

 

 

floor plan level 1

 

 

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site and massing diagram

 

project info:

 

architects: flexo arquitectura (tomeu ramis, aixa del rey, bárbara vich)
location: cala d’or mallorca
built area: 275 m2
collaborators: belén torres, cristina oliver

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