Ferriol House
by RipollTizon

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Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Spanish studio Ripolltizon added this family home onto the end of a row of traditional houses in Mallorca, Spain.

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

The house has small street-facing windows to respect the existing streetscape. It matches the height of its neighbour on one side and rises an extra half-storey on the other, where it borders an empty plot.

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

"We've taken into consideration the relationship of the project to the urban fabric, the volume of the neighbour's houses and the way they relate to the street," said architects Pep Ripoll and Juan Miguel Tizón.

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

To compensate for the small windows, a large skylight lets natural light down onto the upper storey, while a void in the first floor lets it through to the ground floor.

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Split levels divide rooms on both floors, to correspond with the site that slopes upwards towards a second street at the back.

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Painted ceiling beams are left exposed on the wooden ceilings, while glass screens provide banisters for staircases and balconies.

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

The project was completed in 2008.

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

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Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Photography is by Jaime Sicilia and Miguel Coelho.

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Here's some project details from RipollTizon:


Ferriol House by RipollTizon

Architects: Pep Ripoll and Juan Miguel Tizón
Collaborators: Xisco Sevilla (architect)
Quantity Surveyor: Rafael Jaume
Structural Engineer: Jorge MartínContractors: Jaume Danús. Construccions Creatives SL

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Project Area: 300 sqm
Budget: 177.101 EUR

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Start of Design: 2005
Year of Completion: 2008
Location: 5 Unió St. Maria de la Salut. Mallorca. Spain

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Site plan

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Floor plans - click above for larger image

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Section - click above for larger image

Ferriol House by Ripolltizon

Street elevation- click above for larger image

  • Dave Gronlie

    Kudos on the new structure fitting in with the existing neighborhood. :)

  • Bethanie

    Yes… I've seen so many with wonderful interiors, but the exteriors are arrogant assaults on a traditional neighborhood and a cruel affront to the surrounding buildings. This is so much kinder.