Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza
This is a freestanding building for 13 homes on three floors within a substantially rectangular plot with a practically flat surface. The aspiration was to create a simple and refined volumetric composition based on the use of compositional elements and materials which are customary to the locale, on suitable integration into the environment, as dictated by the Special Plan for the Protection of the Historic Site of Our Lady of Jesus, under which this urban area is governed.
This small urban area is dependent on the town of Santa Eulària des Riu, but very close to the urban area of the city of Ibiza, which has greatly favoured urban development in recent decades, with this zone almost becoming part of the metropolitan area.
The building was designed with sturdy volumetrics, which are adroitly broken by means of large terraces opening onto the exterior, and which are knit together on the two lower floors, with the upper attic floor being partially set back. These double-height frames are raised slightly from the ground, seeking a kind of unique autonomy.