Sant Gaieta – Old Palace in Palma de Mallorca

Sant Gaieta – Old Palace in Palma de Mallorca

Location
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Project Year
2017
Category
Private Houses
Asier Rua

Sant Gaieta – Old Palace in Palma de Mallorca

Teresa Sapey as Interior Architects

Built by a Genoese pirate in the sixteenth century, this palace is located in the old town of Palma de Mallorca. In the past, it was partially burned down, on purpose, with the aim of scaring away the owner: an Italian corsair, who was considered persona non grata in the city of Palma.


The interior space was completely redesigned with the aim of reflecting Sapey’s personality. On this occasion, Sapey was her own client and, therefore, she designed the space 100% to her own taste. One of the representative elements is the bright yellow sun that has been painted on one of the main walls – this was quite daring to do in a 16th century building. It was the perfect way to express the creative and artist soul of the architect, who dreamed of being an artist since childhood.


The whole result of the design is an ode to the magical island of Mallorca and its Mediterranean colors: the acid yellow of lemons and of the warm the sun; the blues recalling both the sea and the sky; the green shades typical of the forest, typical of the inner parts of the island.


From the beginning, it was clear that the traditional elements of the palazzo would be maintained, its high ceilings, wooden floors and large windows.

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