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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.

Superhouse 00/30 in Illes Balears, Spain by Superhouse Property Group Ltd.

 
February 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Superhouse is a brand and an ethos – a vision for what is possible in contemporary residential architecture. Superhouse want to create nothing but the 30 most exceptional houses in the world for the super-rich.

Superhouse has been created by Magnus Ström, founder of Ström Architects, based on the South coast of England. Inspiration for the Superhouse concept first came when Ström worked next to a world-renowned naval architect. This was when Superyachts were first brought to his attention, and it raised the questions: “Why couldn’t houses also reach the same heights of design quality and workmanship?” and “Why do ‘Superyachts’ exist, but ‘Superhouses’ don’t?”

View to the house from the sunken pool firepit, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

  • Architects: Superhouse Property Group Ltd.
  • Project: Superhouse 00/30
  • Location: Illes Balears, Spain
  • Photography: The Boundary
  • Lead Designer: Magnus Ström
  • Dates: unbuilt
  • Awards: American Architecture Prize (Silver in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture)

The house as seen from the dock at twilight, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

Superhouse’s mission is to design such houses, and focus solely on their creation without the distraction of other industry sectors. They will do so through having a holistic approach; not just to the design of a Superhouse, but also to the individual lifestyle out of which each house will be born.

Looking down the dock to the private beach and house beyond, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

The 50m infinity pool, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

When a Superhouse is commissioned, the investment is not just in a design for a home, it is the design for this lifestyle. Superhouse don’t just provide the architecture, they provide the thought and process behind all the complimentary elements that go into delivering a completely unique Superhouse, anywhere in the World. Superhouses are to be the most beautiful, unique and design-led houses possible, but for them all to be created through a very close working relationship with their owners. Superhouse want to design their dream home.

Looking down the pool to the al fresco eating area, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

The entrance to the house, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

There will only be 30 Superhouses in total – much like a limited edition series of art or watches. To emphasise this, each house will have its own number discretely engraved somewhere into the façade.

This Superhouse – S 00/30 is located in a private bay on an undisclosed Mediterranean island and is accessed down a long winding road through the mountainous landscape, or via helicopter for a quick transfer to the mainland. A walled entrance courtyard in local stone creates a sense of arrival – mirroring one’s presence in the sheltered, rocky bay whilst giving a view of the house against the open backdrop of the Mediterranean sea.

The spiral staircase and living area, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

Looking out to the dock from the living room, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

The design concept is very simple: two L-shaped stone walls cradle the house; within these enclosing walls there are two distinct timber volumes containing separate functions. The first contains service elements such as kitchen, stores, and staff accommodation. The kitchen and dining area are separated by sliding screens, which can sink into the floor to completely disappear and open up the two spaces. This enables a more open plan when the house is in “family mode”, but the kitchen can also be completely closed off when entertaining.

Looking out to the entrance and helipad, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

Private office in the upstairs gallery space, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

The second volume contains a spa and gym. Again, sliding screens are used to allow the volume to open up and really connect the internal spa and gym spaces to the external areas. There is a staircase leading up to the master suite and four junior suites above, allowing the clients to descend directly for morning exercise and a swim in the 50m infinity pool.

Image Courtesy © The Boundary

The master bedroom, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

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