Family houses

La Savina, Formentera. Spain

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La Savina Houses

José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, Elías Torres y Marc Marí. Martínez Lapeña -Torres Arquitectos

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In this appealing project, the relationship with a very beautiful natural environment, conceived as a visual striptease, is carried out through the design of a series of walls and openings that vary in shape and resemble an origami exercise.
The island’s landscape is changed by new buildings. These two dwellings replace a previous one. The rooms inside and its balconies are west-facing, towards the body of water of l’Estany des Peix.
Two volumes organise and envelop the dwellings – the larger one near the access street contains the two homes, and the smaller is an annex closer to the sea. The street-facing façade is almost opaque, and those facing the water extend fragmented towards the garden, making their relationship with the shore more imprecise.
One side of the street-facing façade conceals the triangular entrance patio leading to the shared door of the two homes. The wall that configures it has two small seat-like openings designed for watching the street.
Between this façade and the pavement there is no traditional fence; instead the separation between public and private space is carried out through a garden in the form of a hedge containing rosemary and bougainvillea that accompany the existing Canary palm.
Ampelopsis have also been planted, ensuring that the opaque white wall will soon become a natural seasonal hanging garden.

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Localización Location: La Savina, Formentera, Illes Balears. Spain. Autors Authors: José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, Elías Torres y Marc Marí (Martínez Lapeña - Torres Arquitectos). Arquitecto Técnico Quantity surveyor: José Román Tur y Ángel Portillo Murado. Colaboradores estudio Practice collaborators: Yuki Kotake, Male Canale, José San Martín, Lluís Moranta, Álex Borrás, Francesc Martínez, Mª Jesús Quintero, Pepe Bru y Jennifer Vera. Instalaciones Installations: Consulting Oficina Tècnica Lluís J. Duart S.L.P. Estructuras Structures: Static Ingeniería S.A. Promotor Developer: Francisca y Catalina Mayans. Constructora General Contractor: David Rozalén (Urbanizaciones Formentera S.L.). Redacción proyecto Project Draft: 2008. Fecha inicio y finalización de la obra Start and completion date of the works: 2012-2015. Superficie construida Built area: 552m2. Fotografía Photography: Lourdes Jansana y Marià Castelló.
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José Antonio Martínez Lapeña
Elías Torres Tur
Martínez Lapeña - Torres Arquitectos

Marc Marí

Lourdes Jansana
Marià Castelló