JUMA architects renovated an old ruin in Ibiza, Spain. Although the temperatures are low for the time being, the sight of this holiday home makes us think of next summer. Authenticity, volume and character prevail here.
At Imagicasa, we are always ready to welcome a new project of our partners. By now, JUMA has a nice collection of national projects to its name, and its vision also appeals to the right people abroad. This time it concerns the renovation of an old casa payesa, a typical dwelling in Ibiza. The ruin had to be transformed into a holiday home full of character that would benefit from its beautiful hillside view. It was therefore a logical choice for the team to orientate almost all the rooms towards the magnificent view. The existing living volume was joined by new spaces. Although the old and new sections have the same colour, the new living volumes are considerably rougher in texture.
The traditional aspects of the house are given a respectful place in the renovation.
In Can Vich, the preservation of authentic elements is essential. This can be seen, for example, in the position occupied by the entrance hall, or porxo. All the rooms are connected through this central place, albeit through interesting differences in level that distinguish the old and new structures. Another element that typifies the local architecture is arches. JUMA ensured that the authentic arches were preserved and installed even new ones. Besides the authenticity of this house, the terraces are an important aspect of the project. First, there is not just one, but several. Each one follows the natural slope of the terrain and gives onto the infinity pool. Thanks to the sliding windows that slip into the thickened walls, you can mix the functional spaces inside with the terraces. The arch-shaped element is also found in the shutters. With their authentic shapes and wooden material, they protect you from the Mediterranean sun at all times. Furthermore, the living room has high ceilings, which make the house appear more spacious and light. Another striking authentic element is the original oven. JUMA decided to integrate it into the new kitchen. It is therefore logical that the oven is one of the eye-catchers when entering the house. At Imagicasa, we find it very inspiring to see how traditional aspects of a house are given a respectful place in the renovation, and the way JUMA has shaped Can Vich fits perfectly in that list.
Can Vich, short for Villa CV, is a proud reflection of Ibiza's local architecture. Yet the design feels fresh and modern, partly due to the great importance of the dynamic between the indoor and outdoor spaces. On top of this, JUMA has created an interesting play with volume. The result is a holiday home full of character with both authentic and modern elements. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Images are courtesy of JUMA architects