Amidst a pine and juniper forest in Ibiza, one of the Balearic islands of Spain, the architecture firm Marià Castelló Martínez has designed ‘Ca l’Amo House’: an expansive yet minimal residential property that takes advantage of the vast surrounding lands.
The home was designed in a clearing between two pre-existing stone walls, with a pool that takes center stage. Akin to the design of the firm’s previous projects, ‘Ca l’Amo House’ takes its form via five geometric volumes, spaced apart like segregated blocks—four of which are grouped together to comprise the living spaces, while the fifth, the guest house, is located on the other side of the outdoor area. The first three volumes amount to the kitchen, dining areas, and bedrooms, while the fourth exists as a shaded terrace area. Through the indoor-outdoor progression of one volume to the next, residents are exposed to a diverse mixture of contrasting elements, an experience which the firm says provides a “greater material harmony.” The home is constructed predominantly from wood and natural limestone, with the clusters of rooms featuring large openings with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. All furniture and interior objects were custom designed, which includes the minimal ‘Na Xemena Sofa’ by Spanish designers Jose Gandia Blasco and Ramón Esteve for Gandía Blasco, and functional pieces from the ‘D12 Collection’ designed by Marià Castelló Martínez.