Santa Ponça, Calviá
Plot 1.162 m2 / Building area 406 m2
Envy is a luxury residence located in Santa Ponça, a vacation area in the southwest of Mallorca, just 15 minutes away from Palma. It is located in front of the town's marina and a short walk from the main bars, restaurants, and beaches in the area.
The design of the house is inspired by our characteristic style, known for its horizontal structure and harmonious integration with the natural landscape. One of the most striking features of Envy is its exposed concrete exterior, an industrial material that combines structural functionality with a unique final aesthetic.
For a long time, we had wanted to use this material in one of our designs, but it was not until we received the commission from Patrick Hansmeier of Sophisticated Projects that any developer had dared to use it due to its complexity.
The initial visions of Hansmeier and our team aligned perfectly, and the first proposal presented turned out to be the definitive one, with only minor variations in the final result.
The project was highly successful in terms of timelines, as it was approved on the first attempt, significantly reducing the design time. The construction was completed in less than a year.
When approaching the design, our focus was on envisioning the exterior using concrete and addressing the potential challenges it posed. The challenge was to create a residence that retained the warmth typically found in homes, as concrete can convey a certain coldness and, if not executed correctly, may result in imperfect finishes.
With that goal in mind, we opened up the ground floor and connected the interior with the exterior to create a pleasant living space with views of the pool. Wooden slats were strategically placed on the sides to achieve the desired effect. Additionally, we designed an outdoor dining area and kitchen separated by sliding windows concealed behind the thickness of the facade wall, perfect for when there is a breeze or during cooler seasons.