Ca na María, lights and shadows

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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