Before & After: A Former Motorcycle Shop Roars to Life as a Breezy Home on Mallorca

Before & After: A Former Motorcycle Shop Roars to Life as a Breezy Home on Mallorca

By Melissa Dalton
Emerald-green tiles accent natural wood and limestone walls in this converted motorcycle repair shop in Palma de Mallorca.

Spanish architect Mariana de Delás was undaunted by the prospect of converting a crumbling motorcycle repair shop into an apartment. In 2017, she’d transformed an industrial space in the Raval neighborhood of Barcelona into a live/work studio, and she considers Palma Hideaway, as the project is called, a continuation of that work. "Palma Hideaway is the result of an ongoing exploration on how to dwell in ground-floor spaces sited in dense urban fabrics," says the firm.

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