We're big fans of Andres Jaque's playful House in Never Never Land, which was designed to preserve as many of the existing trees on its site as possible instead of razing them to the ground. Long before this colorful Ibiza home's foundation was laid, the designers mapped out every single bush and tree, since the allotment supports various animal habitats and comprises an important migration corridor for certain species. Then 80% of the building was raised up on stilts, further reducing its footprint.
The House in Never Never Land was built on a sensitive site in Ibiza
The owner insisted that the home be built around the trees, instead of razing them to the ground
Building around the trees protects animal habitats and a migration corridor
80% of the building was lifted off the ground on stilts
What substrate was displaced was replaced on the skin!
All of the waste and waste treatment facilities were clustered in one central concrete vessel