Reformation of a historic town house, originally a bakery, in Ses Salines near Santanyi, South Mallorca
To modernise a historic town house, maintaining its character whilst opening up spaces and circulation to allow flexible use for home and work.
Location: view of the cliff-top
The site: view from the cliff-edge
The building stands on the central historic square of the town, with the original church opposite and the new church 100m along the main street. The building had been the town bakery, retaining various original features covered over by previous conversions.
Originally the town bakery, the facade retains its balanced but asymmetric composition, with original railings, glazing and shutters.
Given the tall narrow structure of the spaces and the irregular stepped level changes between rooms, new circulation routes were added enabling great flexibility of use. The house can be used as a single dwelling or treated as a series of independent spaces, accessed and connected in a variety of different ways depending on the requirements of its users.
The interiors all maintain the traditional material fabric of the historic building. Windows were reglazed to maximise light.
The reformation of an historic town house into a contemporary open-plan 4 bedroom home, combining individual apartments. New circulation allows a variety of spatial combinations between and across floors, allowing maximum flexibility for different uses shared throughout the building.
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Harris Architects & Designers is an award winning architecture and interior design practice based in Mallorca, Spain. We work throughout the Balearics on projects which include individual houses, boutique hotels and restaurants, work and retail spaces, galleries and historic buildings. We specialise in the design of both contemporary new houses and historic buildings.