“The architecture seems to rest on the landscape in a respectful way, incorporating into it and standing out at the same time,” says Marina Senabre Roca. For this 2,150-square-foot house in the countryside of the Balearic Island of Menorca, the Spanish architect designed two volumes, representing on one side a typical island construction and, on the other, contemporary architecture.
The contrast between the house’s geometric purity and the twisted character of its surroundings is a key element, creating dialogue through both composition and aesthetic. Big, square openings invite the landscape inside the minimalist interiors (where microcement covers the majority of the surfaces), almost transforming the views into artworks. The presence of natural wood in the carpentry and some of the furniture, and the brushed brass and stone light fixtures by Contain add warmth to the peaceful, timeless spaces. “There is no room for ornamentation,” says Senabre Roca. “The house highlights its concept, proportions and simplicity.”