Frame House

Frame House is a beautiful family residence located on the northeast coast of the island Minorca, Spain, inside the urbanisation of Coves Noves.

Designed by Barcelona-based Nomo Studio, this beautiful house is characterised by large openings along the concrete facade that frames the seascape. Due to the sloping topography of the site, the building was positioned to maximise the views toward the Mediterranean.

In order to avoid the house in front blocking the views, the Frame House was pushed back to the highest point of the plot and the main entrance is located on the first floor. The master bedroom is also located on the first floor to function as a summer or weekend house.

A great contrast is created between the open facade that faces the sea and the opaque side. The roof is tilted, giving greater visibility to the glazed main facade. A whole prefabricated element was removed from the ceiling, creating a large frameless skylight that brings light to the back without windows. Within the kitchen and the living room there are large sliding windows that can open up to 43m2 of covered terrace where meetings are usually held. In situ concrete was chosen for the facade as a zero maintenance material that would age wonderfully in Menorca’s aggressive climate of high humidity and extreme salt levels.

There’s a lot to love about Frame House, particularly how it perfectly integrates with its surroundings, introducing a wonderful harmony with nature.