Square House in Menorca, Spain. This small project (180 sqm) is located near the seaside, in an urbanization on the northface of the port of Mahon, in Menorca. The modern design of the two-storey Square House was designed by MODO Architecture & Design is to create an introverted house regarding to the neighbours, and outgoing to the main views to the seaside.
As the site is situated between two houses, the aim of the project was to create an introverted house regarding to the neighbours, and outgoing to the main views to the seaside. It appears as a compact geometry, in contrast to the unlucky catalog of formal solutions of the surrounding neighbours.
The house is mainly closed on its north facade, and open wide to the south orientation, it appears as a massive compact object, perforated by a “great eye”, framing the interesting views.
The program is divided in two floors regarding to the existing strong slope of the site. The main entrance and sleeping area are on the first floor, while the living room and the kitchen are situated on the ground level. The kitchen is conceived to cook looking at the sea, this idea is reinforced by the use of the same floor natural stone in the interior and exterior areas.
The exterior area is divided by different slopes, creating intimate or open areas as needed.
Regarding to the native architectural tradition, “ White“ as the main material and not as a colour for the whole solution.