Ca na María is located in Ibiza, an idyllic island in the Mediterranean sea. Laura Torres Roa and Alfonso Miguel Caballero design a wonderful promenade in nature, tradition, sunlight and Ibizan colours.
Ca na María, a promenade around the island
The house is arranged in a seemingly simple white rectangle in the landscape. But far from being a quick gesture, this volume is carried away by the architectural tenderness, art and feelings. The exterior appears drilled by these nice holes in the facade that draw a poem, a rhythm of lights and shadows that regulate natural light. Placed far from random, the size and position of each window meet the needs of the inner environments.
Divided into two floors, Ca na María solves a multipurpose space in the basement illuminated through the patio, a ground floor with the bedrooms, services and living room and an adjoining room for guests. Each space of the house is developed with a witty and delicate dialogue.
Ca na María hides a view of the landscape in every corner, it becomes a unique, relaxed and pleasant look. And the central space, the living room, thanks to the sliding windows can enjoy a multipurpose use. Whether it’s a warm night with an unlimited space open to the vegetation, or a winter night with the windows closed and the fireplace in action.
The brushstrokes to tradition come with the materials. The window wooden frames look and have a solid body. Ceramic floors with bright and lively colours draw a journey into the past. These materials arouse the best legacies of traditional Ibizan construction and Ca na María make an example of inclination for the environment.
Photography by José Hevia