Minimalissimo


Located in the island of Formentera in Spain and designed by architect Marià Castelló, Casa Amalia is a reformation project of an existing building originally constructed at the early 70s. The refurbishment was carried out between 2008 and 2010 and the main architectural concept was that of creating a contemporary version of the local architecture while introducing fluid and open spaces in the interiors.

No building interventions were made except that of a perimeter foundation that redefines the way the building contacts with the ground. This platform not only protects the house from the water runoff but also separates the house from the natural terrain giving shape to the terraces-viewpoint.

The limited use of materials and colours and the simple, geometrical volumes help achieve an attractive and sophisticated mix of the various phases of the building and create serene and elegant interiors. I don’t need more!

Photography courtesy of Estudi EPDSE

 

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  1. A point of minimalist beauty and tranquility in a wnderful landscape. Really bautiful.

  2. The house follows the traditional architecture designs in the Balearic islands, specially those in both Formentera and Ibiza: white walls to reflect the heavy sunlight in spring and summer, straight, cubed volumes, small doors and windows to prevent the heat into the house, flat rooftops of clay to isolate. This designs come in first place from the arabs, who occupied the islands centuries ago and left a big footprint in house building, farming, water exploitation, etc.

    Beautiful and simple. Lovely!

  3. Wow! I love this house! I wasn’t so sure, considering the outside, but the inside got me. Thank you for sharing Katrin! :)

 

 

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