Can Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons Arquitectes

Can Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons Arquitectes

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Apartments  · 
Ibiza, Spain
  • Architects: Castell-Pons Arquitectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1755.8 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012
  • Photographs photographs: José Hevia
  • Collaborators

    Miguel García Quetglas, Xavier Carrasco, Federico José Delgado
  • Technical Architect

    Xavier Martinez
  • Promotor

    Iniciatives Municipals de Vila (IMVISA)
  • Constructor

    Ferrovial Agroman
  • Cost

    633,83 €/m2
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© José Hevia
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The project combines the preexistences and the urban development conditions, to interact with the users’ way of life.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

City. Interaction architecture - surroundings.
On the one hand, we try to give a response to the complex surroundings by raising a building with an own geometry. A volume with different heights that takes the most advantage of solar orientation and ventilation where the game between emptinesses, hollows and interior court gets the maximum use of the space.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The only central core leads to all the housings. The use of exterior covered gangplanks facilitates the crossed ventilation and the facades’ liberation, and also leads to the use of an exterior dynamic skin where the principal areas are located. Thanks to its spiral form the differents housings are allowed to have free exterior spaces such as terraces and gardens.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

Way of life. Interaction architecture - user.
In the Mediterranean culture the transition between the public and the private spaces,  has always been understood as something sequential, where the intermediate spaces like the interior courts or the covered streets, the porches or the pergolas, have a very important role as spaces where people interact.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

With this intention the building access is promoted from both streets generating a traffic between them and giving to theinterior court the aptitude to stir the social life into action between the neighbors.


Economy and sustainability taking the most advantage of the passive systems, but also promoting the social values and comfort typical of our architecture.

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Project location

Address: Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Can Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons Arquitectes" 02 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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