Pablo Serrano

Pablo Serrano

Barcelona, ES


House in Menorca

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

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.

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.

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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Status: Built
Location: Ciutadella de Menorca