19 social housing units in Ibiza
Ripoll Tizón 

19 social housing units in Ibiza

Ripoll Tizón 


In a heterogeneous urban context, a development of stand-alone buildings serving different purposes, rises this residential building promoted by IBAVI (Institut Balear de l’Habitatge). Comprising nineteen subsidized apartments (VPO) distributed on five floors, the project draws inspiration from vernacular Ibiza dwellings. Place-responsive architecture here means white walls, openings equipped with solar protection, porches, and shaded spaces. In massing terms, the idea behind the project is concatenation, with the result that constructions grow over time, addressing spatial needs. The concept of modules added to a home is applied in the form of stacked blocks. Because the phreatic level is very close to the surface, and in order to avoid digging and underground stories, the parking garage was put on the ground floor. With windows facing at least two directions, the flats are formed from a basic module with square measurements (living room, dining room, kitchen), to which secondary modules are attached (bedrooms and wet zones).

These subsidized dwellings in Ibiza, designed by the firm Ripoll Tizón, have been distinguished in the Architecture section of the ASCER 21st Tile of Spain Awards.