A house within sculpted rocks in Formentera

Designed by Spanish architect Marià Castelló Martínez, the house features a sequence of patios, panoramic views, walkways and surprising spaces.

Marià Castelló Martínez, Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer, Formentera, 2017

The intervention by Marià Castelló Martínez in the Formentera island, Spain, offers a house for a family sensitive to the environment, which program is divided into three light modules built in dry construction systems and a cavity made by subtraction of material on the lower floor. This longitudinal disposition gives place to full-empty successions, patios, connecting walkways, transverse views and a place created by time and discovered by surprise: a natural cave in the main access courtyard, which was integrated to the project during the process of construction.

The quality of the used materials and their unions has played an important role in the process of creation and realisation of the project. Bioconstruction criteria has given preference to natural materials and if possible from the construction place: sculpted rock, crushed gravel from the excavation, Capri limestone, pine and fir wood, recycled cotton panels, white marble, high permeability silicate paint, etc. At the environmental level, the design provides passive bioclimatic systems of proven effectiveness in this climate, as well as water self-sufficiency thanks to a large volume rainwater cistern that reuses rainwater.

Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer
Playa de Migjorn, Formentera, Spagna
casa unifamiliare
Marià Castelló Martínez
Agustí Yern Ribas
Structural engineering:
Miguel Rodríguez Nevado, Ferran Juan
Javier Colomar Riera
Marga Ferrer, Natàlia Castellà, Lorena Ruzafa e Elena Vinyarskaya
243 sqm

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