The architecture of a region can often have some characteristics in common. The Mediterranean Sea also offers kind of a lifestyle, and therefore an architecture suited to the rhythms oof its users. The architecture built on this coast, does not understand boundaries between countries, they all have characteristics in common.
The same use of materials or a similar distribution. History, geography and climate affect directly to the design of the area. Nowadays, the new generations of architects recover this tradition and transform it with a minimalist and contemporary look.
We invite you to discover, these 10 houses that breathe Mediterranean tradition through the most current design.
The refurbishment of this masía (a typical catalan farmhouse), designed by Arquitectura-G, is a combination between before and now, where the past coexists with the present and the traditional architecture with the last trends in minimalist design. It is a question of a project completely integrated to the rural landscape with a contemporary interior.
Munarq is an architecture studio based in Mallorca focused on the integration of architecture in the Mediterranean landscape. Following this philosophy borns Can Valls; a crumbling farmhouse refurbished and turn into a painitng studio for an artist in pursuit of air, silence and vegetation.
Located on a relatively small site in Mallorca, Spain is Jordi and Àfrica’s House by TEd’A Arquitectes. This layout created an opportunity which compacted the house along one side whilst maintaining its street façade and maximizing its patio space, which has ample solar access.
Villa Tranquille is located in Saint-André-de-Sangonis, a southern region in France. It is settle in a ver complex area, although with a beautiful view of the Hérault valley, the Artelaboarchitecture studio designs this white, minimalist but yet tradictional house.
PI House Sa Cabaneta is a dwelling for a couple located in Sa Cabaneta, an inner village with a pottery industry trandition in Mallorca, Spain. Is it here, where architecture and design studio munarq, has built this project.
Masserie Moroseta arises in the Italian region of Puglia, with stunning views opened onto the sea, within a vast field of olive trees. Set on a land full of history, with trees up to 500 years old, Masseria Moroseta is a rural hotel created by designer Andrew Trotter, founder of Openhouse magazine. Conceived as a traditional farmhouse with a modern look, the accommodation complex offers six suites located in an idyllic environment where organic olive oil is also produced.
Cook Kos House, by the architects Ilias Mastrominas Architects and Associates, is a complex on the island of Kos, Greece. Within an area of 29,080 square meters, it has almost 6000 square meters built.
With Ca Peter and Lisa, the Valencian architect David Estal recovers a housing in the Valencian maritime neighborhood of El Cabanyal. The project is an integral refurbishment of a Courtyard house from 1925 that preserves the memory of the traditional house and enriches it with contemporary, warm and habitable spaces.
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.
During the Seventies, a massive construction process took place in Catania, an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily. Many earthworks were made to found the high buildings that engulfed several factories on the outskirts of the city. One of these earthworks revealed the existence of an early twentieth century structure that was used by Sicilian-based studio Tuttiarchitetti as the foundation plan of Casa SG: an extension project for the 5 meters wide and 20 long-construction located between tall buildings built during the second half of the twentieth century.