Artchimboldi Menorca Workspace / Anna Truyol + Emma Martí Arquitectura

Artchimboldi Menorca Workspace / Anna Truyol + Emma Martí Arquitectura

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  • Area Area of ​​this architecture project Area :
    230 m²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2020


  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers Marks with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: HAY, Ikea, Market, Santa and Cole, Smarin, Vitra, artchimboldi, Carpintería Biniarroca, Ekobo, FLOS, Handmade, nofred, Teixidors

  • Main architect:

    Emma Marti Arquitectura

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Text description provided by the architects. Anna Truyol and Emma Martí’s goal was a minimal, non-invasive intervention that would preserve the history, experiences and soul of the space. In one example, the marés (local stone) walls, full of imperfections, were left in their original state and painted white to preserve the texture of the wall. “In this way they continue to have life,” they explain. To achieve diaphanous spaces, defined by the character of their materials and above all by their volumes, all the elements that were not typical of the original building were eliminated. This first intervention resulted in two open spaces, distributed over two floors, very spacious and bright, allowing the introduction of the essential elements for the new use. The goal of the intervention was to obtain warm and welcoming workspaces that invite sharing and encourage creativity and open-mindedness.

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Ground floor Plan
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Section
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Ground floor Plan
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Section
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The first floor has been designed as a living space and a kitchen with access to an outdoor patio. The interior features custom-designed lacquered wood kitchen furniture and a combination of tables in different formats, designed by Artchimboldi, which together create a large surface for meals, meetings and workspaces. A 4×4 meter slate, designed by the master builders and made to measure, is a nod to the building’s past and is characteristic of Artchimboldi, an unexpected piece that awakens illusion, participation and creativity. An old library welcomes you inside, and a lounge area with poufs creates a cozy space conducive to relaxation and reading. Once outside, the patio houses a swimming pool designed by Emma Martí and covered in off-white microcement. All facilities are concentrated in the kitchen and bathrooms, from the first floor to the top floor. The appearance of the reinforcements in the ceiling of the first floor with Fink beams was a decision taken during the construction works, once the partitions had been removed. The ceilings have been retained, resulting in spaces up to six meters high, with wooden beams and slats and quarter wooden beams. This height is underlined by the intervention of several objects: a large ceiling light or the chimney flue which culminates at four meters. On the first floor, a polished concrete floor was chosen, which was not looking for a perfect finish.

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The upper floor is designed as a rest area. At the start of the project, many rooms with sinks were planned, but it was still a conventional intervention. Based on Artchimboldi’s creative philosophy, eight Flanders pine sleeping cubes, two doubles and six singles, dressed in organic cotton and wool futons, linen sheets and curtains. A ladder provides access to the roof of the cubes, where it is also possible to sleep. A space under the bed can store suitcases, shoes and personal effects. This storage space, combined with a bespoke bookcase designed by Anna Truyol, simplifies and makes the use of the furniture more flexible. On the second floor, the different existing floor coverings that delimit the different rooms of the original building have been preserved. The roof has been completely rehabilitated, waterproofing it, insulating it thermally and generating light contributions to the second floor. On the one hand, the project is based on the recovery and enhancement of the original character of the building (maintenance of the textures of the enclosures, floors, ceilings, holes in the facade, carpentry… in particular the blue glass of one of the rosettes) ; and on the other hand, to make a totally differentiated intervention, using pine wood as the new texture of the project.

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