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Amalia House / Marià Castelló Martínez

  • 01:00 - 27 April, 2012
Amalia House / Marià Castelló Martínez
Amalia House / Marià Castelló Martínez, © Estudi Epdse
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architects

    Marià Castelló Martínez
  • Collaborators

    Sonia Iben Jellal, Marí‐Balaguer Arquitectos, Marga Ferrer
  • Builder

    Los Kibicos S.L. and Jorge Thuiran
  • Area

    143.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. Casa Amalia is located in the area known as "Es Ram" near EsCaló des Mort, on the southern coast of Formentera island. This is a small plot of 2000 m2 with very developed pines with moderate slope to the south and to the best visual: Migjorn beach and the cliffs of Cap de Barbaria in the background. The briefing was to amend an existing building of 143 m2, constructed in at least two phases between 1970 and 1990, to adapt it to the new functional program posed by the property.

© Estudi Epdse
© Estudi Epdse

Since the urban classification of the parcel on which the house is situated has very restrictive parameters, the project could not alter the built area or existing volume. Before the intervention the construction had a highly fragmented plant, unclear in the program management and presented areas of relationship quite introverted, with little relation to the splendid natural environment that surrounds it.

The reform carried out between 2008 and 2010 has carved into the existing mass to get the new program looking for fluidity between spaces, as well as refinine the surface bound itself to get the austerity look of the island’s local architecture with a contemporary language. Downstairs can be found the unified relational spaces (living room - kitchen - dining room), the master bedroom with its correspondants dressing room and bathroom, and a multipurpose room with access to the storage and service areas. On the first floor there is a second double bedroom with bathroom and a terrace with wonderful views.

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© Estudi Epdse

The main volumetrical intervention has been to rethink the way the building contacts with the ground. That is, transform the given set of steps and different floors without any harmony, into a platform that embraces one side of the building, protecting it from the water runoff, and on the other side separates the house from the natural terrain giving shape to the terraces-viewpoint.

In order to achieve greater harmony and mix the original substrate with the new work, a limited palette of materials has been used. This are essentially a capri limestone pavement, gypsum in partitions, ceilings and vertical walls remaining, water-resistant MDF board laquered in white for custom made furniture, synthetic quartz plates in white and transparent laminated glass in the bathrooms, and natural sandstone for individual pieces.

Most of the furniture was custom made to achieve a better conciliation with the architecture. The rest consists on pieces from different periods like original Thonet chairs or the Na Xamena couch from GandiaBlasco.

Cite: "Amalia House / Marià Castelló Martínez" 27 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/229817/amalia-house-maria-castello-martinez/>
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24 Comments

Grup Malèfic · May 03, 2012

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MSL Interiors · April 30, 2012

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leon · April 30, 2012

the house is not bad, i thought, and than i saw it was a reform and i found out why.

Andrei P · April 30, 2012

I like the way the sliding doors are hanging from those ceiling trusses.
All in all, a house with a cute purist white Mediterranean feeling to it. And I think there's nothing wrong if it reminds of Utzon or Sert.
enceladus' comment is just meant to state he's proud to know about these architects.

Jarodrigo · April 29, 2012

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enceladus · April 28, 2012

soooooooooo not interesting....

this type of housing has been done already for decades... and much better than this. should i mention j.l. sert or jorn utzon??

marina urbach · April 28, 2012 10:29 PM

What is the point of your criticism? What is wrong with this house? Can you be more specific?

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