Contemporary Can Manuel d’en Corda, Formentera
According to the architects: “The main entrance of the house was placed in a southeast orientation to avoid the main road. Plus the extension of the contemporary Spanish home overlooks the best views to the northwest, which in turn overlooks the island of Es Vedra, an iconic element of the southern skyline of the neighbouring island of Ibiza.
“The materials used in this contemporary Spanish property have been formalised with a limited palette of materials. Exposed original stone walls, but covered partially by a new envelope of vertical panels that house the electrical installation and indirect lighting in the 5 cm space remaining between the original wall and the new panels.
“On the ground floor, interior flooring and outdoor terraces are of polished concrete, where expansion joints meet the guidelines for the organisation of the different modules, doors, and on site built furniture.
“External joinery is made of solid iroko wood, like the beams of the traditional house. The interior woodwork is waterproof MDF painted white. In the living room we have added a new fireplace. The kitchen and bathrooms have been finished in a clad of cement with a pavement like finish. The kitchen base units have been executed with marine plywood coated with iroko wood.
“For the interior design a selection of furniture that includes Mediterranean design classics like the Torres Clavé armchairs or the Miquel Mila’s Cesta luminaire, as well as traditional Esparto skating chairs made by local artisans complete the look. The bespoke furniture is mostly made in iroko wood with natural finishes.”