Project: Casa Fly
Studio: beef architekti
Authors: Radoslav Buzinkay, Andrej Ferenčík, Jakub Viskupič, Ján Šimko
Design team: Helena Kučerová
Project location: Mallorca, Spain
Completion year: 2020
Built-up Area: 266,96 m2
Gross Floor Area: 402,37 m2
Usable Floor Area: 304,42 m2
Plot size: 1150 m2
Photographer: Tomeu Canyellas
Local architect: 3de3arquitectes, www.3de3arquitectes.com
Project manager: About Living, www.about-living.com
Construction company: Grupo Ferrá, www.grupoferra.com
Carpentry work: Nadal mobiliari, www.nadalmobiliari.com
Garden: Mallorca Eden Jardin, www.mallorca-eden.com
Mallorca is an island full of beautiful natural landscapes together with picturesque stone towns full of history and tradition. We came as unaware visitors, who learned step by step how to enter the mediterranean territory with respect to the vernacular architecture.
Our design reflects it by using traditional techniques and materials as stones from a local quarry. The stone facade, which is based on typical design that can be found all over the island as a fence or retaining walls that are constructed by using a traditional dry technique ‘Pedra en sec’. This local design has been declared as an intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2018.
Besides the aesthetics, the massive facade helps to keep the house cool during the summer months and has a great potential for accumulating the heat in winter.
Casa Fly respects the local conditions, therefore it offers a number of natural shading or ventilating systems.
First of all, the windows are pushed inside of the structure in order to create shading out of the concrete slabs.
Folding wooden shutters are another natural heat prevention. They reflect the facades of traditional houses on Mallorca. Narrow vertical lamelas create a tender shadowplay in the interior, which complements local traditional atmosphere. Spaces in between the lamelas allow air circulation even while the shutters are closed.
The design proposes natural ventilation, which can be used locally or in the whole house according to current needs.
Various window openings on each story allow the fresh air to come in and flow through the house up to the skylights, which provides vertical and horizontal ventilation.
Casa Fly is in harmony with the local architecture by using traditional materials, techniques and empiric principles. The stone facade continually flows into the interior in a combination with the lime plaster „Estuco de cal“.
Our intention was to keep the background interior moderate, which allows the custom-made furnishing stand out. Wood, local stone and concrete are the dominant used materials.
Each material has a specific role in the design. The wooden lamelas adjacent to the staircase creates vertical axes or a „skeleton“ of the house.
A group of handmade ceramic pendant lights perform a unique impression above the dining table.
And at the end, an abstract bronze angel statue is facing the view with a position in the entrance hall.
The surroundings together with the position of the house create different views on each level. On the bottom story you are visually connected with the neverending sea. On the other hand, from the rooms, which are situated on the higher story, the beautiful illuminated city is visible during the night hours.
The city can be seen through the gap between the sloping terrain and pine treetops. The final third view is from the infinity pool, where the pool water continuously blends with the sea and horizont.
At the end Casa Fly allows its dwellers to experience extraordinary moments.
wood – furniture, starcais, lamellas, parquet (rooms), false ceiling (accoya), side fence, shutters
stainless steel – elevator, kitchen, exterior grill space
metal – street fence, exterior railings
local stone – facade
stone – floor, basin (master bathroom), bathroom
architecture concrete – attics
Products and Brands
windows — KELLER minimal windows\www.minimal-windows.com
shutters Premium 70 — Beier\www.baier-gmbh.de
mosquito nets Fixscreen — Renson\www.renson.eu
lights Sampei — Davide Groppi\www.davidegroppi.com
sofa NeoWall — Living Divani\www.livingdivani.it
coffee table Tris — Flexform\www.flexform.it
decoration lamps Ballons — Brokis\www.brokis.cz
lights — si.li. (custom manufacturing)\www.siliceramics.com
KBH chair — Københavns Møbelsnedkeri\www.kobenhavns-mobelsnedkeri.com
lights Knot Small (kitchen island) — Brokis\www.brokis.cz
lights Laser Blade XS (wooden ceiling) — iGuzzini
cooking plate Proffesional 2.0 — Bora\www.bora.com
built-in oven, microwave Gaggenau serie 400 — Gaggenau\www.gaggenau.com
built-in fridge, freezer, wine cabinets Gaggenau serie 400 — Gaggenau\www.gaggenau.com
faucet — Bulthaup\www.bulthaup.com
lights Mona Large — Brokis\www.brokis.cz
Neowall Bed — Living Divani\www.livingdivani.it
side table J+I ZIG+ZAG — Riva 1920\www.riva1920.it
bath Solidea — Antonio Lupi\www.antoniolupi.it
lights 28.1m Random (over the bath) — Bocci\www.bocci.com
Superstructure lounge chair — Björn Dahlström\www.dahlstromdesign.se
basins AB.ME500 — Alape\www.alape.com
sculpture — Štefan Milkov\www.stefanmilkov.com
lights (sculpture) Spy On — Delta Light\www.deltalight.com
lights Laser Blade XS — iGuzzini\www.iguzzini.com
curve bench — Riva 1920\www.riva1920.it
pouf Float — Paola Lenti\www.paolalenti.it
deck chairs Synthesis stackable sun lounger — Unopiú\www.unopiu.com
exterior shower Skinny S40 — Fontealta\www.fontealta.uk
built-in grill Gaggenau serie 400 — Gaggenau\www.gaggenau.com