French design studio Hauvette & Madani recently designed a penthouse in Ibiza. The house was completely renovated and integrated many details and materials typical of the region. Microcement and wood, for example, were the main materials used in the project.
Hauvette & Madani is the design studio of Samantha Hauvette and Lucas Madani, based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. They have already designed, among other things, a homely office space in Paris, which we have previously highlighted. One of their most recent projects is a penthouse in Ibiza. The dwelling is located in the old town of Elvissa, is on the ground floor and surrounded by a large terrace.
The main material was a local microcement.
Although the building, which dates back to the 1980s, is in a very beautiful location, it lacked charm and soul like other traditional fincas in the area. The architects decided, together with the owner, to completely break with the original architecture and create spaces with more typical details and materials. The main material was a local microcement and wooden beams would also be part of the design. In addition, doors like those of old fincas were installed.
The theme of the house was very simple. It was to be a large family and holiday home, where you feel the sun and the good vibes and where you want to relax every day, but which also looks like it has always been there. Also important for the client was to create different rooms in a minimal style that would be perfect for receiving friends and family. ‘For the living room, we designed an oversized sofa in microcement: a 'brick sofa' reminiscent of the 1970s,’ Hauvette and Madani explain. ‘This sofa works together with a large Indonesian wooden coffee table to create a reading corner, where you can enjoy a good book under a lamp by Guy Bareff.’
A large bar separates the living room from the open kitchen, for which lacquered pine and microcement were used. A vintage travertine table adorns the dining room, along with Chinese chairs signed by French label Atelier Vime. The house also houses three more bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, and a lounge area that enjoys beautiful views of the old city. 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.
Photography by Lucas Madani