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MM House
Project Type:
Single Family Home
Project Location:
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Spain
Project Scope:
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Awards and Acknowledgements:
Architectural Record:
2017 Record Houses
Design Features:
Water Collection System, Hillside Site, 2011 UNESCO World Heritage site
Project Summary:
Five years ago, against the advice of friends and family, a Majorcan couple decided to build a new house on the island off the Spanish coast. Though they were nearing retirement, and Spain’s economy was still shaky, they went ahead and commissioned OHLAB, a Palma-based firm that has been gaining an international reputation). Now the distinctive design of the MM House (so called for the names of the adventurous husband and wife, Margalida and Miquel) has won a 2016 World Architecture Festival award—but, more important, it has deeply satisfied the clients’ wishes. On a sloped site at the edge of the Tramuntana mountains, just outside Palma (Majorca’s largest city), the house is based on a straightforward concept. Divided into four connected boxes, it is, according to the owners, “Simple, clean, and elegant.”

Once OHLAB cofounders, Jaime Oliver and Paloma Hernaiz, understood the clients’ vision for their home—a peaceful, low-maintenance oasis where they could be just as comfortable hosting their children and grandchildren as they would be living by themselves—the architects proposed the solution that immediately won the couple’s approval. “We were captivated by the model,” Margalida says. “Its triangular rooftop balcony fascinated us, and the entrance reminded us of the white houses of Ibiza.”

(Source: Architectural Record)
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2017-10-06 18:12:02
Updated: 
2019-07-09 13:32:43
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Design and Construction Team:
OHLAB
Architect
Fabricators and Manufacturers:
Baumit
External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems
CAS Ceramica
Ceramic Tiles
CarpinterĂ­a Palmer
Doors, Windows, Wood Paneling
JNF
Hardware
Huguet
Flooring
Paffoni
Plumbing
Roca
Plumbing
Vitra
Kitchen Chairs
Thonet
Furniture
Knoll
Furniture
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OHLAB
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