- Sustainable Architecture
- Little House in the Campo by Standard Studio and Ibiza Interiors
We're used to thinking of Ibiza as the Balearic island of all-night raves, glamour and clubbing but like everywhere else, Ibiza too has its out-of-the-way, peaceful spots, like the Morna Valley in the north of the island, which is more untamed and less tourist-driven.
Here, Jurjen van Hulzen from Dutch architecture firm Standard Studio and his wife Selina found an old finca - a country estate that had been left to deteriorate over time, boasting a unique view and atmosphere. The only things they managed to salvage from what used to be stables were the original timber ceiling beams and the old stone walls in the kitchen and bathroom - all the rest was rebuilt from scratch.
The architects decided to employ only building materials traditionally used on the island, like the iroko window frames and white-chalk-plastered stonewalls.
Another challenge to address was the lack of water, sewerage and power - basic requirements for a contemporary home. Water is pumped in from a private well and the hot water, floor heating and light are all powered by solar energy, making this an off-grid and self-sufficient house.
The classy interior decor and furniture have turned the finca into an actual showroom for the new business that Jurien and Selina opened in Ibiza, namely Ibiza Interiors. So visitors to the house of this couple of creatives can also get a real feel for the furniture listings of Ibiza Interiors.
The finca developed by Standard Studio and Ibiza Interiors has a vegetable garden, many fruit trees, a yoga platform above the house and an incredible view from the mountain that all make it a piece of unworldly paradise where you can relax and unwind on the island that is a holy ground for clubbers.
Project: Ibiza Interiors Standard Studio
Location: San Lorenzo, Ibiza.
Photography: Youri Claessens | www.youriclaessens.com