ferran vizoso transforms interior to exterior
ferran vizoso transforms interior to exterior ferran vizoso transforms interior to exterior
jun 16, 2013

ferran vizoso transforms interior to exterior

‘4 porches 4 skylights’ by ferran vizoso architecture, balearic islands, spain
image © jose hevia
all images courtesy of ferran vizoso architecture




upon the clients’ request for a house whose interior is exterior and exterior is interior, spanish architect ferran vizoso in collaboration with jesús cardona found the solution through the use of four porches and four skylights. the peculiar massing replete with irregular angles are carefully designed around the triangular exterior courtyards as inverse funnels. each one frames a specific view of the equally designed landscape and when the doors of the individual volumes are slid open and hidden into the walls, the entire house becomes one large covered outdoor porch. triangular skylights in each of the inhabitable ‘pavilions’ accept light into the interiors with prismatic refractions, framing a view of the sky. through simple maneuvers the home is able to close the individual program – bedrooms and living area – from the exterior and at any time become a complete part of it, being surrounded from all angles by the forested site.



entrance gate
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triangular porch
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connection to the pool
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porch is continued on the interior
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living space and kitchen
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interior courtyard connected various individual structures
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bathroom with prismatic skylight
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site plan



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1









plan cut model



project info:



location: port d’addaia housing development, es mercadal, menorca, balearic islands, spain
clients: private, a couple of lawyers from madrid
architects: ferran vizoso, jesús cardona
collaborators: xosé domínguez, begoña cazorla and rené guder
technical architect: juan cardona
contractor: inversiones y promociones inmobiliarias q.m. s.l.
pictures: josé hevia        www.josehevia.es
roof surface: 162 m2
interior surface: 106 m2
built surface: 146 m2 (129,50 house + 0,5 x 33 m2 porches)
budget: 223.340 €
cost €/m2: 1.530 €/m2

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