Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer, Spain – Yet Another Lunawood Clad Beauty
The Bosc d'en Pep Ferrer is the traditional name of a large plot on the south coast of Formentera, next to Migjorn beach. There's something about this place that makes you want to live in this idyllic setting - the horizon is broken only by the Pi des Català Tower, built in 1763. The Bosc de’n Pep Ferrer villa is more than just a house; it's a testament to sustainable architecture and harmonious coexistence with the environment.
Architecture firm: Marià Castelló Martínez
The rock on which it is built looks like a sculpture, offering a cavity like the 'marès' stone quarries. One stone materialised a whole space reminiscent of monolithic, gigantic, and symmetrical sculptures.
It is divided into three light modules using dry construction methods with a lower floor cavity created by removing material. A natural cave was discovered by chance in the central courtyard during construction. There are several patios, connecting walkways, and transverse views.
Formentera's hot and humid climate challenges for any building material. However, the Bosc de’n Pep Ferrer villa is a shining example of how sustainable Lunawood Thermowood remains resilient. Its ability to withstand varying climatic conditions while maintaining dimensional stability and being resin-free speaks volumes about its enduring quality. This villa stands as a living testament to the fusion of Lunawood’s innovation and relationship with nature's power. Lunawood, left untreated, will mature with age and transform into a dashing silver-grey hue, blending in with the natural rock.
With its sustainable Lunawood Thermowood facade, this modern villa not only exudes timeless beauty but also echoes a profound respect for the environment. The Bosc de’n Pep Ferrer villa isn't just a sight to behold; it's also a recipient of the prestigious 2022 Architecture Masterprize in the Residential Architecture – Single Family Category.
Lunawood projects in South Africa resonate the same features. Lunawood is suitable for all climates since it is chemically engineered but still holds its aesthetic and original characteristics from its origin in Finland. It is a popular choice for architects and construction professionals and is widely used in Southern Africa from suburbia to the bush lodges in the African wild.
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