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House for Kika and Xisco / Duch Pizá Architects

  • Architects: Duch Pizá Architects
  • Location: Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: A.Arqué, C.Branna
  • Collaborators: O.Vizcaino, G.Riverón, E.Parareda, T.Garau, S.Martorell
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Jaime Sicilia

© Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia

From the architect. We built the house at an angle of the plot, so the garden occupies the western side, the front and connects with a small courtyard garden, located on the east side.

© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

The program, for a family with five children, requires the maximal optimization, with places to share and places for the isolation. This effort is visible in the sections: the fixed banks are also skylights that allow the light pass through and get to the basement (one of the best places in the house), the staircase becomes a big library, bedrooms communicate with sliding doors so that five bedrooms are grouped into two galleries. Holes in roofs and floors let natural light get inside the house.

© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

Materials spread out with unusual rules: the zinc of the roof forms the staircase facade and the brick covers the floor as well as walls. The wood, handcrafted, is used for carpentry, flooring, furniture, giving a warm tone to the interior light. The green of the cypress gets the rest.

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