Architects - House

House Fuster

Palma de Mallorca

Year: 2016
Status: Concept study
Client: Evolution Molinar SL

The façade concept of the two apartment buildings in Palma de Mallorca enables a metamorphosis of the flats from hermetically sealed structures to structures that completely open up to the sea and the promenade.

The two-storey building consists of a ground floor with large panoramic glass panes facing the sea and the entrance areas, cubes made of vertical slats that protrude from the façade. The panorama panes can be closed by horizontal metal slats that slide down into the window bases when opened. This provides privacy from the promenade when the slats are partially open.

The vertical slats of the entrance areas are repeated on the upper floors. Again, the slats form a strictly cubic structure that rests on the ground floor. The slats also form the shutters of the windows on the upper floor.

These quote the classic shutters, the persianas of traditional Spanish construction. When closed, they are an invisible part of the façade.

Harald Hatschenberger
Henning Weimer