/// House in the countryside, LLubí, Mallorca.
Carlos Marquès Barceló and Toni Ferrari Gual, architects.
Collaborators: Jaume Ramis Mestre, architect.
In progress 2022 2023.
This house project in the countryside began by imagining with the clients what the immediate surroundings of the house would be like, where the orchard, the vineyard, the forest or the rows of fruit trees would be developed.
Looking for the best views and the best orientation, and taking advantage of the unevenness, we found the place where the house can act as a hinge between a world where the scrubland and holm oaks can be recovered, and another more domesticated world of small crops for self-consumption. It does so by creating a room like a central porch, open to two orientations. To the wildest Southeast, to the Northwest, a protected and elevated environment with terraces, shady spaces and a swimming pool, open to the view of the Sierra de Tramuntana and the town of Llubí. Maclado with this main space appears the kitchen, which together with a pantry, laundry and service bathroom, connects with the volume of the garage and finishes configuring the service area. The arm-shaped arrangement helps to enclose and protect the pool and roof terraces. The bedrooms are spread over two floors in the most intimate and quiet part of the house. The main bedroom, located on the second floor, has a small porch from which to enjoy the best distant views.
The construction will be made with local and nearby materials, marès sandstone, lime, wood, trying not to distance ourselves from the traditional architecture of Mallorca, where the stone, earth and wood houses that collapsed ended up reintegrated in the landscape.
Systems that provide maximum comfort will be integrated, achieving total energy autonomy and almost zero energy consumption.