concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca

concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca

Luxurious ‘envy’ residence blends with the mediterranean scene

 

‘Envy house’ by architect Jaime Salvá shapes up a holiday residence in the southwest of Mallorca. Located in the Mediterranean’s Santa Ponça area, the house develops horizontally blending with its natural landscape. The design exposes concrete materiality in its main volume, featuring wooden slats as supplementary elements throughout. Aesthetic principles meet structural effectiveness in the use of concrete, high in maintenance, and sliding doors that pop up from behind the external wall’s thickness, preventing any heat loss. The arrangement of the house adapts to function for an adequate distribution of views and circulations. ‘Envy’ orientates its mass to the south in an L-shape configuration enclosing its exterior space as a ‘shield’ from neighboring views. 

concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca
all images by Tomeu Canyellas

 

 

Concrete and wood assemble a timeless geometric composition

 

The wooden slats have been placed strategically complementing the composition of an open ground floor. The immediate connection between the interior and the exterior space allows the living room an overlooking to the outdoor swimming pool. The dining room and kitchen stand in the open and can be separated by sliding windows. The selected neutral tones and natural material textures assemble a ‘contemporary Mediterranean’ style, as described by the architect. ‘Envy house’ is defined by geometric minimal shapes that stand timeless.

concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca
the open dining room and kitchen can be separated by sliding windows

concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca
the open common areas overlook the outdoor pool

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‘envy house’ assembles its structure horizontally and immerses in the natural landscape

concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca
neutral tones and natural material textures assemble a ‘contemporary Mediterranean’ style

concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca
the ground floor layout forms openly to the exterior, yet shields itself from the neighboring views

concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca
the wooden slats enhance the industrial concrete materiality of the exterior

concrete 'envy house' exudes contemporary mediterranean sophistication in mallorca
industrial materiality establishes the aesthetic value of the house

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project info:

 

name: Envy house
architect: Jaime Salvá

commissioned by: Patrick Hansmeier – Sophisticated Projects

material execution direction: Iñaki Fernández – Coco Ingenieros, Iván Cazorla – Building More

interior design: Marga Comas

art selection: Gallery Red

photography: Tomeu Canyellas

location: Mallorca, Spain

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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