On the Spanish island of Formentera sits the Can Manuel d'en Corda house. Maria Castello Martinez architects designed the contemporary remodel and extension of this traditional stone wall house, transforming it into a breezier, light filled version of its prior self.
The original house was an example of the type of residential architecture that developed in Formentera between the late eighteenth and mid nineteenth century. The dwellings traditional dry stone walls remain intact, linking the building to other structures in the surrounding area, whilst new volumes have been added to the original structure in order to allow for more sleeping and living spaces.
White wash walls and polished concrete unify the old and new parts of the dwelling, while the external joinery of the new structure are made of solid Iroko wood, just like the beams that were part of the original house. Inside, the residence has been furnished with Mediterranean design classics like Torres Llavé armchairs, Miquel Mila's Cesta Luminaire and made to measure furniture in Iroko wood with a natural finish.
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