The newly remodeled traditional stone-wall house known as the Can Manuel d’en Corda, by Maria Castello Martiniez, is looking better than ever in the Spanish island of Formentera. A small forest of pines and junipers located in the west area of the plan were retained from the older version to reflect the type of domestic vernacular architecture developed in Formentera between the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The dry stone walls were put in place to highlight the link between this building and the farms next to it. The extension of the home allows for the best views of the surroundings to be seen to the northwest, which overlooks the great island of Es Vedra. The common areas such as the living, dining, kitchen areas as well as the terrace have been retained from the original house, while the ground floor of the expansion includes bedrooms and service rooms such as laundry, cellar, and pantry areas. The living room also has a newly added fireplace. Some of the materials used in the creation of this house include solid iroko wood, plywood, steel, and concrete.
Photography by Estudi Epdse