Son Ganxo House

F451 | Sio2

Design: Sio2 Arch: Lluís Ortega, Xavier Osarte & Esther Segura (with Santi Ibarra and Toni Montes as F451).
Site: Son Ganxo, Sant Lluís, Menorca, Spain.
Photographs: José Hevia.

This house belongs to a set of projects developed by Sio2 that reformulates the type of the single-family house through the integration with the landscape. In these works, we experimented with roofs as organizing systems and we avoided the traditional role of facades as compositional mechanisms.

In this iteration, the house is articulated as a landscape extension of an existing topography. The volume is placed in such a way that the roof becomes an artificial terrain. The house becomes a vegetal platform with variable geometry that opens the views towards the sea with no frontal expression towards the street. The relation with the existing slope allows a pedestrian access from the higher part of the plot and a vehicular access from the lower part.



Elevations & Sections

The house is organized under a single green roof. The form of this surface responds to the negotiation between topographic relations, construction technology constraints, raining water collection, and different spatial needs of parts of the interior. As a result, architecture projects polygonal geometry to the exterior, tensing the landscape, and smooths the interior, naturalizing the domestic.

Quantity Surveyor: Francesc Crespí.
Structure: GMK ASS.
Construction company: Conrado y Asociados.