Minorca Patio House

Although the Minorca Patio House is afforded stunning vistas of the Spanish island's landscape, it's also plagued with unfavorable glimpses of a neighboring hotel. The home manages to take advantage of the good and block out the bad with a series of transparent and opaque walls. Windows and glazing frame in views of the Mediterranean Sea, forest, and garden and at the same time, shield the interior from the hotel and neighbors. The home is formed by a series of angular volumes oriented toward the views and organized around a central patio. The outdoor space is protected from the harsh northern winds while allowing in sunlight for the interior. As a reference to the local vernacular, the textured plaster walls on the exterior feature a whitewashed facade and muted turquoise shutters. Internally, white walls and local marble continue the bright, minimalist aesthetic and restrained use of the pastel hue on the railing, furniture, and pool offer a fresh contrast.

Photos: Adrià Goula / Nomo Studio

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