We’re excited today to show you SAOTA‘s first project in Mallorca, Spain. It’s a wonderful and also pretty complex residence with lots of interesting design features. The project’s name is Bora Headquarters and the interior is designed by ARRCC in collaboration with RyS Architects. The house is a hybrid between a traditional residence and a resort. The ambiance throughout is relaxed and the decor is fresh and vibrant which is to be expected given that the clients were inspired by SAOTA’s light-filled Cape Town projects.
The architects also found inspiration in the designs of the local houses and managed to offer a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular and to incorporate in their project an entire array of materials and design elements inspired by the immediate surroundings. One of the most important aspects of the projects had a lot to do with the landscape and the views. The clients and the architects agreed on a layout and a design which welcome the outdoors in and which allow this amazing house to dialogue with its surroundings in a really pleasant and natural manner.
The seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces and the balanced distribution of open and closed spaces contribute to a very harmonious organization of the areas and a very fresh and enjoyable atmosphere throughout the residence. The design and the overall structure were partially dictated by the location and the site topography. The house was built on a steep slope and instead of seeing this as an inconvenient, the architects viewed it as an opportunity to bring the outdoors in and to help the house connect to its immediate surroundings.
The steep slope inspired the architects to create a linear terraced building where every important space gets to enjoy uninterrupted views of the valley and the distant landscape. Further more, the indoor living spaces seamlessly extend outside, where wooden pergolas frame a series of al-fresco areas which in turn overlook a stunning infinity edge pool. The interior of the residence is a collection of open plan spaces with individual character and decor particularities, organized on two levels and with access to terraces and courtyards.
Both the interior and exterior design of the house are characterized by a beautiful layering of different materials which include plaster, stone, wood, aluminum and glass. As far as the chromatic palette is concerned, the architects and interior designers chose to stay within the comfort of neutrals and to create subtle focal points using carefully selected textures, beautiful hand-crafted pieces and elegant artwork.