Form must be forceful. If not, it’s not form.

A double-storey volume of exposed concrete is embedded in the rock generating a cantilever that occupies a whole floor in the form of a wooden base.

Raw concrete, natural wood, black metal, water, rocks and vegetation are the only elements.
The crystal pool seems to float in the same water it contains. There are no windows, just the absence of walls.

Context

The house is set on a very steep land in a consolidated residential neighbourhood with views to the bay of Palma. The project maximizes the views and protects the inhabitants from the gazes of neighbours so that one can see without being seen.


Investigation

The concrete formwork has been made with phenolic panels. Pine boards of 12.5 cm high and two variable thicknesses were nailed to those panels. A 1 meter high module was formed consisting of 8 12.5 cm high boards with alternating thicknesses. This repetition allowed rapid execution and re-use of the formwork. The random but repetitive arrangement of the different thicknesses creates shadows that break with the idea of the repetitive module. The whole house has been concreted without a single vertical concrete joint. The horizontal joints have been made to coincide with boards of different thicknesses, so they are practically invisible.

Matter

Concrete, wood, metal, glass, green, water, light…

System

Access floor: parking spaces / garages, entrance hall, master bedroom. Public floor: living room, kitchen, dining room, covered terrace. Private floor: bedrooms, indoor pool, sauna and technical dependencies. Through high ceilings and large windows, fluid space is barely delimited.

Links

The house enhances the user's link with nature through a contactless contemplation. Large spaces and large water surfaces evoke the distant but present bay. The access terrace is a dream experience that seeks to disconcert while evoking an ethereal security. To cause a fusion effect with the landscape, the pool is overflowing on three of its sides and the last half meter is formed by two 15 mm panes attached to a securing film.

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Modern home with Exterior, Shingles Roof Material, Flat RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, and House Building Type. Photo  of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, Shingles Roof Material, and House Building Type. Photo 2 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Landscape Lighting, Front Yard, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 3 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Front Yard, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Landscape Lighting. Photo 4 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Landscape Lighting, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Front Yard. Photo 5 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Tile Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Photo 6 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Cooktops, Refrigerator, Wood Counter, Wall Oven, Cement Tile Floor, Pendant Lighting, Microwave, Dishwasher, and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 7 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Landscape Lighting, and Front Yard. Photo 8 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Hallway and Cement Tile Floor. Photo 9 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Exterior, Shingles Roof Material, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, and Concrete Siding Material. Photo 10 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, Shingles Roof Material, and Concrete Siding Material. Photo 11 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 12 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, and Landscape Lighting. Photo 13 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Photo 14 of Villa Boscana
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Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Photo 17 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Landscape Lighting, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Trees. Photo 18 of Villa Boscana
Modern home with Front Yard, Trees, Landscape Lighting, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 19 of Villa Boscana
Photographer
  • Mauricio Fuertes
Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 5
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Square Feet
  • 800