Marià Castelló Architecture: Bosc d'en Pep Ferrer - best architects 20

Marià Castelló Architecture

Bosc d'en Pep Ferrer

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single family homes


Migjorn beach, Spain



Marià Castelló


Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer is the traditional toponym of a large plot located next to the Migjorn beach on the south coast of the island of Formentera. This territory has a place that unleashes the desire to inhabit an oneiric view, where the horizon is only clipped by the beautiful silhouette of the Pi des Català tower, built in 1763. The project focuses on the duality between telluric and tectonic. Weight and light. Earth and Air. Handcrafted and technological. The rock, which comes to the surface, has been carved as if it were a sculpture, offering a cavity that recalls the « mares » stone quarries. A whole space materialised with a single stone. The intervention offers a house for a family sensitive to the environment. The programme is divided into three light modules built with dry construction systems and a cavity made by the subtraction of material on the lower floor. This longitudinal disposition offers space for full-empty successions, patios, connecting walkways, transverse views and a place created by time and discovered by surprise: a natural cave in the main access courtyard, which was integrated in the project during the construction process. The intervention seeks to create a vital shelter built with natural materials, breathable and respectful of the environment. It is also intended to transmit the intrinsic values of the traditional culture of the island of Formentera, such as water and energy self-sufficiency, harmony with the landscape and to optimise resources.