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Cala D’or House is a Modern Yet Rustic Seaside Home in Majorca

Posted By Ana Lisa On March 8, 2013 @ 1:23 pm In Air quality,Architecture,Daylighting,Design,Environment,Green Materials,Innovation | No Comments

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The entrance to Cala D’or House is closed to the street and opened at the back, with a large bank of second-story windows that look out on the garden and enjoy amazing views of the sea. It consists of a compact volume with a lower open level — the “summer house” — and an upper level that is used as the “winter house,” topped by a rustic bamboo [1] shade. Made from local materials, [2] the home is supported with steel pillars, and it features cool concrete slab floor [3] and plastered walls with traditional blue ceramic tiles.

The rear of the house opens up to the garden and pool; it’s protected from the sun and exposed to the cool Mediterranean [4] Sea breeze. The house’s interiors are modern and clean, wooden and white. With a total area of 900 square feet, summer and winter spaces, the Cala D’or House allows for good weather all year round.

+ Flexo Arquitectura  [5]

Via Arch Daily [6]

Photos by José Hevia

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[1] bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/kids-learning-centre-in-thailand-looks-like-a-giant-bamboo-manta-ray/

[2] local materials,: http://transitionculture.org/2010/03/15/the-economic-potential-of-local-building-materials/

[3] concrete slab floor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_slab

[4] Mediterranean: http://inhabitat.com/reflective-non-program-pavilion-disappears-in-the-spanish-landscape/

[5] + Flexo Arquitectura : http://www.flexoarquitectura.com/

[6] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/337077/cala-dor-house-flexo-arquitectura/

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