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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Can Tòfol i n’Aina in Montuïri, Spain by TEd’A arquitectes

June 24th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TEd’A arquitectes

It was a very narrow and long plot. There was an existing construction with very small rooms without natural light. We had very long medians and very narrow façades at either end.

Roof (Image Courtesy TEd’A arquitectes)

  • Architects: TEd’A arquitectes
  • Project: Can Tòfol i n’Aina
  • Location: Santa Catalina Tomàs, 20. Montuïri. Mallorca
  • Promoter: Tòfol Andreu and Aina Benítez
  • Photographs: TEd’A arquitectes
  • Design: 2007
  • Construction: 2008-2010

Interior View (Image Courtesy TEd’A arquitectes)

The new volume, adapted to the existing structure, is organized into four separate volumes placed one after another with void interstices of one meter in between them. This organization generates a new interior volume. The repetition of three skylights coincides with the interstices, opening the roof and the floor of the first level while generating a new internal order composed from the rhythm: full-empty-full-empty-…

Street View (Image Courtesy TEd’A arquitectes)

At the same time, this new rhythm generates a double effect: first allowing the natural light to fall upon the ground floor, and secondly communicating visually both floor levels through the interstices.

Interior View (Image Courtesy TEd’A arquitectes)

Interior View (Image Courtesy TEd’A arquitectes)



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