Located in the far eastern part of Alcudia Bay, Colonia de Sant Pere is a spot which does not go by the usual standards of beauty, picturesqueness, and quality demanded by the elite tourists who visit the island of Mallorca. Nevertheless, as much its
Inspired by the legacy of César Manrique in Lanzarote, the center is designed as a dark, horizontal plane made out of the island’s volcanic ash, managing to merge the building with the terrain...
As if it were the deck of a ship stranded between two beaches, a horizontal platform on a huge stone box that seems to have emerged from the bowels of the Earth offers views of the distant sea...
Conceived as a ‘cascade of volumes,’ the building is staggered over four levels between the two streets to adapt to the steep site so that, from the sea, this new house is seen as just one more piece of the village...
The brief was to build a house on a hilltop outside the city of Toledo. The hill faces southwest and offers views of the distant horizon, reaching the Gredos Mountains to the northeast. The 60x40-meter site has a 10-meter drop. At the highest point w
Overlooking Hermosa Beach from a Costa Rican jungle slope, five small shelters adapt to the site by levitating over the ground. Designed by the Czech firms Archwerk (Martin Kloda and Hana Procházková) and Formafatal (Dagmar Štěpánová), they are part
Located at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana, close to the town of Pollença, in the southernmost tip of Mallorca, Son Brull is a five-star hotel located in an old Jesuit monastery from the 18th century, and which was carefully restored in 2003 by i
Nocaima is a remote community of just twenty families scattered along a mountain path that negotiates its way amongst dense forests and sugar cane and coffee plantations. The villagers tend to form terraces when building their homes, following the to
Less than an hour’s drive from the Spanish capital, in an area of great historical and natural importance marked by the presence of the Monastery of El Escorial and the landscape protected by the south slope of Mount Abantos, the house complies with
The sports facilities blend into a public park whose design will attract citizens to practicing exercise. Facades disappear into the terrain, covered by greenery, and contours are engraved into the surface, some forming pedestrian pathways.
Located on the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca, the building pursues two fundamental objectives: on the one hand to go unnoticed, and on the other to tie up with the island’s vernacular architectures. The first addresses the topography of the site, wh
Either merging with the landscape or in themselves becoming landscapes, topographical buildings suggest altogether new ways of shaping the flows of cities and territories.
The tabula rasa of modernity was historical, but also topographical. In its effort to raise generic buildings, canonical functionalism decided to erase the traces of the architectural languages of the past, which could be felt as a heavy burden of hi