House Refurbishment in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

House Refurbishment in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Architects: Carles Oliver
Project: House Refurbishment
Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Area: 105.00 m2
Photography: Jose Hevia

Refurbishment project built with € 18,000 budget that aims to bring empty homes back into use for people in housing need, which is a huge problem right now at tourist areas like Mallorca island. 

€ 12,000 have been used for energy efficienty improvement (roof insulation and biomass stove) and € 6,000 for indoor rehabilitation.

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The project has been made with an urban sharecropping contract, paying rent for 3 years through the work, part of which has been done by self-construction. 

In order to be able to refurbish a 100 square meters dwelling with this amount, we worked along these lines:
NOT TO DO, as the best way to do.
2. DOMESTIC ARCHEOLOGY, to learn how economy of means has built our cities for centuries.
3. BACK TO ARCH, as a way to open spaces without adding any kind of new material. To open a door is not the same than to build a door.

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