On Spanish Soil, Pooling Old and New

Architecture & Interiors

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The Spanish island of Formentera is the setting of this ravishing pool and deck design, recently completed by architect Marià Castelló Martínez. Created to visually and literally connect two century-old houses, the exceedingly reductive design seeks to be a visual counterpoint to the ubiquitous rugged stone which characterizes the island’s rural architectural vernacular. The white Macael marble pool, solid pine decking, and pergola comprised of galvanized steel and cane, were seen by Martinez as “an opportunity to formalize a subtle filter between the two houses…that permeates local tradition while echoing modernity.”

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1 Comment

  1. Myriam S. Jackson

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Looks pretty modern but it really does not break the antiquity of the two houses it joined. The pool contrasts with everything else, though, with its white polished tiles and rigid design.

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