The Nieuw turns a dilapidated workshop and storage building in the northern hills of Ibiza, Spain, into an off-grid guesthouse with island flavor.
When interior architect Jurjen van Hulzen of The Nieuw and Ibiza Interiors stumbled on this 100-year-old warehouse building, it was in terrible condition: it lacked electricity, water, and sewage, and only the walls and parts of the roof could be salvaged. However, the design team saw the potential of the building and its site, and developed it into a guesthouse and showcase project designed by—and for—design lovers.
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Campo Loft is a blend of industrial architecture and the natural materials found in the surrounding valleys. It is a contemporary residence where contrast plays a large role—old and new, sleek and rustic, light and dark, rough and soft.
The traditional Ibizan architecture remains, accented by new steel elements, modern furnishings, and colorful artwork. Steel structure contrasts with the rustic wood roof. Simple and local building materials have been used throughout: concrete floors, chalk- and mud-plastered stone walls, and "sabina beams" made from trees that grow on the island.
At just 861 square feet, the guesthouse embraces its Mediterranean setting and the incredible, mountain views. The two-bedroom, one-bath, open living space is complete with a private terrace and swimming pool. It is a private piece of paradise ideal for relaxing and unwinding.
Open living spaces fill the south side of the building, embracing the views over the surrounding valley. The two bedrooms are nestled into the north side of the home, separated by a large bath with a soaking tub and terra-cotta tile flooring.
The home is filled with natural elements accented by colorful artwork, contemporary furnishings, and playful lighting. The design team collaborated with amazing project partners to transform this run-down warehouse into a designer's paradise.
Not only is the home beautifully designed and decorated, it is now self-sustainable and off the grid. Solar panels have been installed for hot water, floor heating, and electricity. Water comes from a private well. It is mountain living at its finest in a warm, Mediterranean climate.