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Ca s'Ametller / XLMS

  • Architects: XLMS
  • Location: Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Laia martínez Sitjà, Xavi Lozano Segarra
  • Area: 140.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia

House in Ibiza 2 / Roberto Ercilla

  • Architects: Roberto Ercilla
  • Location: Jesús, 07819, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Area: 270.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004
  • Photographs: Xabier Durán Herrera

© Xabier Durán Herrera © Xabier Durán Herrera © Xabier Durán Herrera © Xabier Durán Herrera

Social Housing in Sa Pobla / RIPOLLTIZON

© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects: RIPOLLTIZON
  • Location: Majorca Island, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Pep Ripoll - Juan Miguel Tizón
  • Area: 2498.7 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia

Cap Vermell Cultural Center in Cala Ratjada / BB Arquitectes

Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten
Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten

Architects: BB Arquitectes Location: Capdepera (Mallorca), Spain Design Team: Antoni Barceló Baeza, Bàrbara Balanzó Moral Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Jaime Sicilia, Sebastià Bonet

House in the valley of Atzaró / de Blacam and Meaguer architects

© Peter Cook
© Peter Cook

Architects: de Blacam and Meaguer architects Location: Atzaró, Ibiza, Spain Design Team: John Meagher, Juan Echeverría Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Peter Cook

Firehouse of Palma de Mallorca / Jordi Herrero Arquitecto

© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

Architects: Jordi Herrero Arquitecto Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain Equipo De Diseño: Jordi Herrero Campo, Sebastián Escanellas Genovard, Juan Gabriel Valls Palmer, Gabriel Palmer Socías Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Jaime Sicilia, Courtesy of Jordi Herrero Arquitecto, Juan Gabriel Valls Palmer

Courtesy of Jordi Herrero Arquitecto
Courtesy of Jordi Herrero Arquitecto
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

Housing Building at C/ Fontana / Duch-Pizá Arquitectos

Courtesy of Duch-Pizá Arquitectos
Courtesy of Duch-Pizá Arquitectos

Architects: Duch-Pizá Arquitectos Location: Palma, Spain Main Collaborator: Claudio Hernández Technical Architect: Oscar Menendez Collaborators: G. Riveron, P. Skytta Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Courtesy of Duch-Pizá Arquitectos

Venice Biennale 2012: Catalan and Balearic Islands Pavilion

Restoration of Can Ribas Factory / Jaime J. Ferrer Forés; © José Hevia
Restoration of Can Ribas Factory / Jaime J. Ferrer Forés; © José Hevia

This year’s Venice Biennale will kick off on August 29th and run through November 25th and for the first time, the Institut Ramon Llull will be presenting an exhibition dedicated to Catalan and Balearic architecture entitled “Vogadors”, featuring nine projects from nine different architects that epitomize the contemporary and avant-garde works from the regions. The exhibition is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, which is the main geographical feature of the regions, and by the words of Jorge Oteiza, “He who forges ahead creating something new does so like an oarsman, moving forward but back-paddling, looking behind him, towards the past, towards what exists, so as to be able to reinvent its underpinnings.” Follow us after the break to see the projects to be featured at the exhibit.

La Seca / Meritxell Inaraja; © Wenzel
Home for Three Sister in Bullas / Blancafort Reus Arquitectura; © David Frutos House in Bunyola / Francisco Cifuentes; © José Hevia School of Art and Design in Amposta / David Sebastian and Gerard Puig; © Adrià Goula