Gartnerfuglen . de Delás

Grooming retreat . Mallorca

Gartnerfuglen . Mariana de Delás . + dezeen

Located on a remote agricultural state in southern Mallorca, this structure was the realisation of a dream for the client. Being an urbanite young professional who decided to move back to her hometown to run the family agricultural legacy she asked for a space for grooming, contemplation and delicacy. Sited at the center of a barley field sur­rounded by autochthonous bushes and wild olive trees the tower has a panoramic view meeting the Mediterranean sea and senses at the horizon the lush island of Cabrera.

Morger + Dettli Architekten

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst HGK . Basel

Morger + Dettli Architekten . photos: © Valentin Jäck . + baunetz

Competition entry. 1st Prize.

Peter Zumthor

Kolumba Museum . Cologne

photos: © luis rodríguez photography

Izaskun Chinchilla

Rehabilitación de una casa solariega . Camerma

Izaskun Chinchilla . fotos: © Carlos Lozano . © Borja Lorenzo . © Maria Carmona

Historically, ancestral homes are the properties that has fostered the coexistence and represented the families that owned them. Regardless of their location, their grandeur, their time and their site all of them have borne the signs –names, heraldry or aesthetic tastes- of their tenants. The house was a reflection of the family character and, in certain way, it took a representative role. This house in Carmena, a small town 40 kilometers away from Toledo, is not an exception.

Miguel Marcelino

house of fairy tales . odense

Miguel Marcelino . house of fairy tales

This proposal is not about an individual building plus a garden. Both building and garden are a single thing. One defines the other. In fact, the garden is made of twelve different gardens.