Dom Arquitectura : Private House in Menorca

A contemporary house bathed in the Menorca sun, submitted today by Barcelona-based architect Pablo Serrano Elorduy, founder of Dom Arquitectura.

Being a summer house, the main idea is not only creating the interior spaces 
of the house, but distribute all outer space. The interior spaces seek good 
relations with the outside world, colonizing their surroundings and their 

Inspired by the typical Menorca “tanca”, stone walls divisions of the realm.

The plot is organized from a space frame, fully passable, based on a trace 
orthogonal, combining floors, platforms, water, trees, plants, tanca, 
pergolas, walls and the house itself. By combining these elements we are 
encountering this approach in which each piece is delimited and acquires its 
own identity and use within a harmonious whole. The diversity of outdoor 
stays provides the site a space balanced richness.

The house is situated in the center of the outer solar stays divided in two, 
front and rear.

The hall of the house with two large openings on each side 
operates as a mixed external-internal transition. Falls outside the pavement 
causing a passage that connects the back yard with the front porch.

Based on typical lattices “menorquinas” designed a sliding wooden slats fixed 
set a filter to the outside, they act as sunscreens, giving privacy and 
multiplying the usability. They combine the vertical slats of the east 
and west facades with horizontal south facade. Most of these openings are 
floor to ceiling, allowing for greater continuity to the outside and making 
the most magnificent views of the site.

Photos © Dom Arquitectura

1 Comment

  • Hugo
    10 years ago

    I would like to see the real plant.\


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