Envy, a luxury concrete house in the Mediterranean

JAIME SALVA, Architecture & Interior Design as Architect

Envy is located in Santa Ponça, a quiet holiday area in the southwest of Mallorca, located just 15 minutes from Palma. It is located in front of the marina of this town and at a distance of a few minutes on foot from the main bars, restaurants and beaches in the area.

photo_credit Tomeu Canyellas
Tomeu Canyellas

The house is inspired by the characteristic style of the architect Jaime Salvá, from Jaime Salvá Architecture & Interior Design firm, due to its horizontal structure and its architectural immersion in the natural landscape.

The design draws particular attention to its exposed concrete exterior, an industrial material that unites its structural functionality with the aesthetics of the final finish. The architect Salvá had been wanting to use it in one of his designs for some time, but no promoter had dared to use it due to its complexity, until he was commissioned by Patrick Hansmeier of Sophisticated Projects.

photo_credit Tomeu Canyellas
Tomeu Canyellas

Hansmeier's initial references and Salvá’s fully coincide, and the first proposal that he presented to the promoter has ended up being the definitive one, with very small variations in its final result.

photo_credit Tomeu Canyellas
Tomeu Canyellas

Concrete is an industrial material that has very good maintenance, however, it requires a very large definition, since the structure is the final finish that can hardly be modified. Complexities arise in the execution process in relation to colour, texture and joints, and therefore, to work on it, a qualified professional team is required.

photo_credit Tomeu Canyellas
Tomeu Canyellas

In this case, the material execution direction of Iñaki Fernández de Coco Ingenieros, and Iván Cazorla's construction company, Building More, have done a great job to define the construction details. 

In the house, the interior design has been worked with great care, carried out by Marga Comas. The art has been meticulously selected by Gallery RED. 

photo_credit Tomeu Canyellas
Tomeu Canyellas
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