House in Menorca | Pablo Serrano Elorduy

• December 18, 2010

Spanish architect Pablo Serrano Elorduy has designed a private house in Menorca.

+ Architect’s statement by Pablo Serrano Elorduy

Being a summer house, the main idea is not only creating the interior spaces of the house, but distribute all outer space. The interior spaces seek good relations with the outside world, colonizing their surroundings and their views.

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House in Menorca, image courtesy Pablo Serrano Elorduy

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House in Menorca, image courtesy Pablo Serrano Elorduy

Inspired by the typical Menorca “tanca”, stone walls divisions of the realm. The plot is organized from a space frame, fully passable, based on a trace orthogonal, combining floors, platforms, water, trees, plants, tanca, pergolas, walls and the house itself. By combining these elements we are encountering this approach in which each piece is delimited and acquires its own identity and use within a harmonious whole. The diversity of outdoor stays provides the site a space balanced richness.

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House in Menorca, image courtesy Pablo Serrano Elorduy

The house is situated in the center of the outer solar stays divided in two, front and rear. The hall of the house with two large openings on each side operates as a mixed external-internal transition. Falls outside the pavement causing a passage that connects the back yard with the front porch.

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House in Menorca, image courtesy Pablo Serrano Elorduy

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House in Menorca, image courtesy Pablo Serrano Elorduy

Based on typical lattices “menorquinas” designed a sliding wooden slats fixed set a filter to the outside, they act as sunscreens, giving privacy and multiplying the usability. They combine the vertical slats of the east and west facades with horizontal south facade. Most of these openings are floor to ceiling, allowing for greater continuity to the outside and making the most magnificent views of the site.

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House in Menorca - LEVEL 1 FLOOR PLAN, drawing courtesy Pablo Serrano Elorduy

Menorca Pablo Serrano Elorduy plusMOOD floor 1 595x420 House in Menorca | Pablo Serrano Elorduy

House in Menorca - LEVEL 2 FLOOR PLAN, drawing courtesy Pablo Serrano Elorduy

+ Project credits / data

Project: Private House in Menorca
Location: Ciutadella de Menorca
Year: 2007-2009
Architect: dom arquitectura | Pablo Serrano Elorduy | http://www.dom-arquitectura.com/
Interior designer: Blanca Elorduy
Rigger: Joan Camps
Structure: Osmotec
Construction: Construccions Rotger Piris, S.L.
Surface: 443 m2

+ All images and drawings courtesy Pablo Serrano Elorduy

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Category: Architecture, House

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  1. sheila says:

    its my dream to be able to design and build a house like this for my family some day. simply modern.

  2. Vadym says:

    Very light and nice house. I would then be happy to live, but it is not for our weather