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A house with a Mediterranean flair on a mountain
With its palette of earthy materials, the newly completed House in Puntiró has been completed by Mallorca-based architecture studio RipollTizon. Design and landscape seamlessly integrated. The embedded site is a sloping site. HouseFrames postcard views across the SpanishMallorca island and the Bay of Palma. The site is challenging, and strict regulations require a primarily rectangle plan, simple volumetric design and a sloping tiled roof. The team decided to place the house at the top of the plot and organized it in a series stepping levels that followed the contour of the land.
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The terraced house by Studio ripolltizon
Embracing the topography, RipollTizon’s House in Puntiró, Mallorca takes shape as a terraced dwelling designed for two families and frequent guest visits. The The following are some of the most effective ways to increase your effectiveness.Organize the project so that it consists of two private areas. Each section contains a master suite, a multipurpose room adjacent, and a bath, as well as standard shared areas. The almost square-shaped floor plan strategically places private areas on adjacent sides to ensure independence for each family, while shared spaces are organized on a diagonal axis that faces the views of Mallorca. Three courtyards are used as thresholds. One of the courtyards is covered with a light structure that supports climbing plants. This creates a semi-outdoor, shaded living area.
the House in Puntiró follows the steep topography, overlooking postcard views toward the Bay of Palma
Learn from Mallorca
The team at RipollTizon employs construction solutions traditional to Mallorca with its House in Puntiró, blending natural materials with dynamic textures. The structure is defined by the load-bearing walls, one-way slabs and stepped floors. The interior topography of the home is defined by stepping floors, staggered ceilings and a roof covered with Arabic tiles. This creates a ventilated air chamber that allows for easy installation. The use of lime-mortar for load-bearing wall and exposed beams, slabs and beams adds to the light, mediterranean feel.
Three courtyards serve as thresholds. The living space in one of them is shaded by climbing vines.
the terraced home adapts to the land’s contours to lend a strong connection with the outdoors
The house is designed for two families and features two separate private areas that are connected by living areas.