Stone Home by NOMO Studio in Menorca, Spain
Undertaking: Stone Home
Architects: NOMO Studio
Location: Menorca, Spain
Space: 4,843 sf
Images by: Joan Guillamat
Stone Home by NOMO Studio
The Stone Home is an astounding up to date residence situated on the Spanish coast of Menorca. It was designed by NOMO Studio and it’s instantly evident why this venture has its title. The up to date design of this house is constructed with stone that places your complete constructing in its native context. On the within, it encompasses a minimalist look with an emphasis on pure mild and openness to the beautiful views exterior.
Stone Home is situated on a hillside dealing with the north coast of Minorca, Spain. This new dwelling is constructed with the identical method and materials as the traditional limestone partitions enclosing many of the farmlands on the island. Its sequence of superimposed stone layers (facade and fences) mix structure and panorama into one another. This symbiosis is additional strengthened by the truth that the facade’s stone was absolutely collected from the onsite excavation for the villa’s basis.
The consumer’s program consisted of six bedrooms, lounge, eating room, kitchen, storage and auxiliar rooms. All of them had been organized round a powerful double peak area that connects each bodily and visually the 2 flooring. Due to its massive higher ground glazing, this area turns into a really brilliant light-shaft for the entire home which in any other case might have lacked mild in its core because of its depth. Thus all of the villa’s circulation spirals round this void liberating it from slender darkish corridors and activating its coronary heart.
From its beneficiant 100 sqm lined porch, one can ponder essentially the most imposing cliffs of Minorca or get pleasure from its sunsets. This indoor/out of doors area features as an extension of kitchen, eating and lounge, and is due to this fact, the place most social gatherings happen. It might be additionally understood as a grand generic area which permits for versatile settings, binds and interconnects the completely different day areas and acts as a threshold between home and nature. Due to this room’s openable double glazed facade it acts as a real thermal buffer turning into a comfy wintergarden within the gentle season, a contemporary shaded porch within the sizzling summers and the proper hot-air insulating system within the winter. Within the backyard, wild olive timber and native vegetation encompass a big limestone platform with a gray stone-coated swimming pool.
The consumer’s express want to take robust references from the native conventional structure confronted the problem of not falling into pure reproduction. The facade’s composition responds to a reinterpretation of the Minorcan customized of framing home windows and edges with white plaster, thus creating a geometrical patchwork of off-white plaster and light-tone stone. Skinny metal frames venture past the strong facade to guard the home windows from direct solar and assist the foldable wood shutters. With the intention to improve this thick/skinny distinction, all home windows had been aligned to the inside and its frames had been embedded from the surface creating the phantasm of open holes on a stone wall.
Equally to the facade’s earthy palette, the inside is a mix of steady sand-coloured concrete pavement, whitewashed partitions, pine wooden carpentry and white-veiled wood beams. These pure supplies create a each heat but in addition ethereal environment inside the pastel vary. All built-in kitchen furnishings and wardrobes are customized made by a neighborhood carpenter. Particulars akin to a strong hovering stair with built-in handrail-lighting create an fascinating dialogue between conventional and up to date structure. Kitchen, wardrobes, libraries and niches had been inbuilt masonry retaining simplicity as a standard thread. Moreover, the usage of mushy oblique illumination was additionally designed all through the home, avoiding putting uncovered lighting on partitions or beam-ceilings.
Impressed on the robustness and compactness of ancestral structure, nonetheless utilizing fashionable building techniques, this home reaches the very best rating in sustainable efficiency. Its extremely insulated pores and skin, its facade’s solid-glass proportion and its versatile shading methods assure a nice temperature all yr round.
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