dom arquitectura: house in menorca
dom arquitectura: house in menorca dom arquitectura: house in menorca
oct 05, 2011

dom arquitectura: house in menorca

‘house in menorca’ by dom arquitectura, ciutadella de menorca, spain images courtesy dom arquitectura




barcelona-based practice dom arquitectura has completed ‘house in menorca’ a single family residence located on the island of menorca, positioned off the coast of spain. reinforcing a connection with the outdoors, an entry elevation comprised of floor to ceiling glass windows is oriented to draw inhabitants from the interior spaces towards the nearby ocean. the property surrounding the dwelling is arranged to form a series of elevated platforms connected with floating stairs. the wooden plank deck contains a swimming pool encompassed with seatwalls and cantilevered platform as well as areas shaded by a trellis and the extended balconies.

floating platforms transition between the home and surrounding landscape




a lattice motif typical of the region has been used to produce the open-air pergola framework of an intermediary outdoor room between the pool and home. horizontal wooden slats are applied to the facade to act as a sunscreen generating a sense of privacy. upper level verandas provide opportunities for dialogue between individuals scattered throughout the various site elements while offering panoramic vistas of the pristine balearic sea.

floating stairs to transition to elevated platform

platform detail

seatwall bordering the pool

trellis creates a transition space between the interior and exterior

trellis detail

(left) area under the trellis (right) outward views from the trellis

the material palette consists of wooden planks, mediterranean tiles, gravel and grass

side elevation

path leading to front door

front door and stairs to second floor

ocean views from the upper level bedrooms

overview of site

at night


path cuts through first level void

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1



project info:



architect: pablo serrano elorduy interior designer: blanca elorduy rigger: joan camps structure: osmotec construction: construccions rotger piris, s.l. surface: 443 m2

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