by Jerry ElengicalDec 03, 2021
In Palma de Mallorca, Spain, PMA Studio has renovated a traditional rowhouse into a timeless holiday home in the charming neighbourhood of Portixol. Currently one of the trendiest and most sought after areas in Mallorca, Portixol is developed around a historic fishing harbour in the city.
The minimalist residence graciously invites natural light inside despite being situated on a slender plot. Natural materials and subtle colours weave through the space to create a bespoke aesthetic.
A generous entrance at the front of the property leads further to a sitting area and storage space. Natural light floods into the patio through the entrance door and a large window.
Next to the entrance sits the main bedroom, while the children’s bedroom occupies the narrower region of the floor plan. At this end, a glass door opens out to the living area and a skylight that illuminates the house throughout the day.
The living room finds itself next to the main patio at the end of the plot, the spatial configuration taking advantage of the maximised light. A large sliding door opens the living space outdoors, offering the residents flexible scenarios.
Immediately next to the living room, a vestibule grants access to two bathrooms and a metallic custom-designed staircase that leads to the rooftop. The rooftop holds space for a laundry room and an outdoor kitchen. Made with local limestone, an L-shaped bench is built into the north-west side of the terrace.
“Moving throughout the home, the expansion and contraction of the space defines the distribution and the different degrees of privacy," notes Pablo Madrid, managing director of PMA Studio.
Minimalist Nordic furniture pieces and regional decor made of straw and natural fabric complement the materials employed in the house. The Mallorca tradition exhibits itself in the limestone flooring, exposed wooden beams and ceramic fixtures like the double-sink in the foyer that is made of natural stone. Black window frames and fixtures were adopted to express the Scandinavian roots of the clients.
PMA Studio is a leading architectural practice based in Palma de Mallorca. The office is currently designing a range of residential and commercial projects between Mallorca and Madrid.
Name: Portixol | Home
Designer: PMA Studio
Area: 94 m²
Project management: PMA Studio
Architect: Pablo Madrid
Technical architect: Maria Antonia Simó
Construction company: Obres i Reformes Norat
(Text by Ankitha Gattupalli, intern at stirworld.com)