Framing Perfect Views In Every Room: Solitary Casa 115 in Mallorca
Nestled in a fantastic natural location, overlooking the bay of Sant Vicenç in Pollença, Spain, this modern residence developed by architect Miquel Lacomba seems almost surreal. The topography of the site came with architecture challenges, creatively met: “The problems posed by the land were solved by stone walls containing land which provide a platform for the housing. The idea of journey as architectural experience, almost cinematographic, generates a sequence of spaces, finding a range of areas that link the interior with the exterior in an intense way, involving the rocky surroundings and panoramic views”, stated the architects.
From afar, the imposing residence seems to dominate the entire landscape. Cascading down the hill, Casa 115 frames mesmerizing views in each of its interiors. The open plan living and dining space is connected through a wooden deck with the swimming pool. Some of the sustainable features employed by the architects for this project were cross ventilation, passive solar energy collection and a roof cover designed with a floating floor that prevents overheating during summer. [Photography: Miquel Lacomba and Mauricio Fuertes]