Sensitive design meets barely-touched nature in bohemian Formentera, using its remote location as a catalyst for out-of-the-box architectural solutions.
Opening the doors to his studio over two decades ago, Marià is committed to preserving Formentera’s authentic character amid growing urbanisation. Signature traits of his work include buildings that are deeply connected with the landscape, respectful of local culture and reflective of a location’s history.
Since setting up Marià Castelló Architects, the studio has gone on to design residential buildings across Ibiza, Formentera and mainland Spain. Yet, it’s the distinctive identity and rich history of his native land that Marià is undeniably pulled to. The studio’s philosophy notes that modern architecture can be constructed in a way that builds upon, and enriches, its surrounding heritage. Favouring the use of local materials found on the island, and simple, low-slung geometries as markers of Formentera’s legacy buildings, expect to find calcareous stone, lime motar and pinewood alongside sweeping indoor-outdoor spaces.
The studio’s philosophy notes that modern architecture can be constructed in a way that builds upon, and enriches, its surrounding heritage