- Architecture & development
In the beautiful landscape of the Spanish island of Mallorca, we find this newly built house, designed by NØRA Studio. In keeping with the surroundings, you will find many earthy tones here, fully integrating the house into the landscape.
The designers of NORA Studio already ventured into their first commissions during their architecture studies. They combine their different perspectives to arrive at a design that is at once complex and yet surprisingly simple. Their vision is constantly evolving, but there are some constants, such as a strong connection to the landscape in which a home is located and the ideas of its occupants. As a result, the studio creates interiors that are innovative and grow with the times. La Casa dels Vents is a newly built house situated in Mallorca and focuses on three aspects: a good dialogue with the environment, the use of natural materials, and good orientation. Some aspects of traditional construction, such as the sloping roofs and the use of earthy materials, are taken to the extreme to create a home that meets all current living needs. The layout, consisting of two cross-shaped pieces, takes Mallorca's climate into account. Both pieces were placed at a 45-degree angle to the north, allowing for plenty of fresh air during the day and night.
This is not only literally but also figuratively a warm family home
The clayey soil on site creates a special red-brown colour. To integrate the building into its surroundings, it was necessary to choose materials in the same shades and textures. To this end, Fetdeterra, an ecological product made from recyclable and environmentally friendly materials, was used. The combination of earth and lime allowed for a natural finish and perfect integration into the landscape. Locally quarried gravel and ceramics also ensure a coherence with the terrain and give the impression of being in a space that has always been there. For the interior, the golden light entering the abode through the patios was considered, breaking up the strong geometry of the house. The daytime area is at the heart of the house and is fully connected to the pool area and the rest of the outdoor space, creating good cross-ventilation and a light-rich space. The main material inside is wood, which combined with light tones on the walls and floors provides the necessary warmth. In other words, this is not only literally but also figuratively a warm family home. The high-quality finishes offer all the luxury and comfort you could desire.
Photography by Ricard Lopez