To design a modern self sufficient house in a flood plain near Santanyi, respecting the natural qualities of the site and its surroundings.
A self-sufficient house with open plan living space raised to first floor level zig-zagging between the existing fig trees, and allowing the ground floor to remain open. Original use of natural and local materials establishes connections with the local context.
The house is oriented towards the south and south west, taking advantage of the sun’s warmth in winter and capturing maximum cross ventilation from the sea breeze during the summer.
Winner of the Mallorca Architecture Prize 2007-10. The self-sufficient house in a fig orchard by Harris Architects in Santanyi creates a contemporary sustainable home in an ancient fig orchard.