Harris Architects specialises in designing contemporary houses and converting historic buildings. Registered and qualified in Spain and the UK, the studio has been practicing for 40 years and has been awarded the Mallorca Architecture Prize by the Balearic Chapter of Architects COAIB.
Founded in the UK in 1971, the practice has been based in Mallorca for the last 17 years. As chartered members of both the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Balearic Chapter of Architects, we offer a breadth of professional experience and expertise bridging both cultures. Anthony has been a Historic Buildings Assessor appointed by English Heritage and also an adviser to the Arts Council.
Best known for our individual private houses, our practice of 3 architects and 2 designers specialises in contemporary design of new Mediterranean homes, and conversion of historic buildings often in sensitive landscape or historic settings. Our aim is to focus attention on the real qualities of place and home – we view each as a bespoke answer in itself, finely tuned to the unique context of place and site, and most importantly the people who will live there and the culture that surrounds it. We are most interested in the potential transformation that our projects can achieve in terms of quality of life, sustainability, contextual integration and reasonable economic investment.
Harris Architects and Designers became prominent in the Balearics with the completion of a self-sufficient country house set amongst fig trees in the South of Mallorca, which won the Balearic Chapter of Architects COAIB Award, which recognises ‘the best residential architecture in Mallorca’, in competition with internationally aclaimed architects including a Pritzker Prize laureate and RIBA Gold medalist, Alvaro Siza.
We have recently appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Homes by the Sea’ and the studio’s work has been exhibited in the Palma Night of Art, and received international interest through national and foreign press coverage.
In the UK we have worked for private clients including Trust House Forte and the National Trust, as well as housing associations, award-winning self-build schemes and health-care and education projects. In Mallorca we regularly assist clients in researching and designing evocative contemporary homes, situated within the local context.
The practice is currently working on significant residential projects in Mallorca and Catalunya. These include projects in Unesco World heritage areas; new private houses in Pollensa and historic catalogued buildings in Calvia, the South of Mallorca and in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
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.
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