Marià Castelló, house Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer in Formentera
Photos: Marià Castelló
In Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer, a large stretch of land next to the beach of Migjorn, on the south of the Balearic island of Formentera, stands this house for a family designed by the local practice of Marià Castello with the aim of respecting its privileged surroundings. The resistance of the earth made a clean excavation in the rock possible, with no need for retaining walls. The only reinforcement is concrete along the perimeter which supports, through a dry solution, the three modules comprising the residence. The longitudinal succession of solids and voids integrates a natural cave into the main entrance courtyard. The spatial continuity of these three boxes and the transparency of the horizontal enclosures of the corridors that connect them give a strong impression of breadth from the inside, framing views of the landscape with floor-to-ceiling glass. The house is equipped with a rainwater collection system for its own water supply.
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