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  1. The Most Famous Ibizan Architects You Need to Know

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    Ibiza enjoys a distinctive architecture – whether is traditional or modern. Just close your eyes and the first image that comes up in your mind is the island dotted with whitewashed rustic fincas surrounded by farmland or the most modern, sleek and chic newbuilt villas.  

    Through all our years working in property development we had the pleasure to work with some renown local architects of Ibiza. Here’s a list of them:

    BALAKSTAD – FUSING TRADITION & MODERNITY

    Rolph Blakstad is a Canadian architect who studied art and architecture in Italy. In 1956 he moved permanently to Ibiza where he founded the Blakstad Design Consultants. The company has grown through out the years to become one of the island’s most well-respected design brand. They are committed to preserving the ancient traditions in which Ibiza’s architecture is steeped, keeping all the charming of traditional farmhouses but adapting it to modern functionality. Check out his work with our country villa Can Cantó.

    JAIME ROMANO – INNOVATIVE & VISIONARY

    Jaime Romano is the founder of Romano Arquitectos, an architecture and interior design studio born in 1992. Until 2004, the studio focused mostly on developing projects in Ibiza, they then expanded to South Arabia, Tunisia, Angola, Barbados and much more. They like to renovate and always doing it with an innovative eye to build homes that reveal themselves. Fusing the border between what is man-made and what is natural to provide visual continuity. Check out his work with our villas Can Frit, Can Vildas and Can Ras.

    JAIME SERRA – FUNCTIONALITY & AESTHETIC

    Jaime Serra is leading the architecture studio Atlant del Vent. Crisp and modern lines, the enhancement of natural lighting and the harmonious balance with the surrounding environment are the key factors of the concept of this studio. Jaime Serra doesn’t like “patchwork architecture”, the one that mixes materials too much, that’s why the natural and minimalist look is achieved with 3 key materials, concrete, wood, and steel. Big windows that open up and space and let the sunlight comes in but without forgetting the importance of functionality. Check out his work with our Villa Sky.

     

  2. Ibiza’s Architectural Landmarks

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    The first thing that catches your attention when you are in Ibiza is the whitewashed churches and small rustic houses, but taking a walk through Ibiza town and you will discover some buildings, fusing different cultures and styles.

    Today we look at some iconic Ibiza architectural landmarks.

    CASA BRONER

    Located in Ibiza old town, in the neighbourhood of Sa Penya, Casa Broner is a key piece of Ibiza’s modern architecture. This was the home and studio of a German architect, Erwin Broner, who designed numerous houses around the island leaving a lasting mark on the Ibizan landscape. His widow, Gisela Broner, donated the house to the town in 2005 and since the it has been opened to the public as a museum, showcasing some of the works of the architect.

    CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

    Ibiza Contemporary Art Museum (MACE) was opened in 1969 and has become one of the oldest contemporary art museums in Spain. The building features two parts, the old building designed by Simon Poulet, making use of Ibiza Old Town architecture, and the new building designed by Victor Beltran Roca, which optimises the space available without adding to the already busy urban landscape around. The museum has been beautifully restored with glass floors laid over an archaeological site making for an enjoyable stroll around some fantastic curations.

    IBIZA CATHEDRAL

    Located on top of the hill in Ibiza Old Town, the cathedral offers breathtaking views over the port. The church was established in 1234 by the Christian conquerors. Over the year, the building has been restructured with its most extensive work completed in 1782, when the church embodied the functions of a cathedral.

    TEATRO PEREYRA

    Built in 1898, the was the first theatre of Ibiza. Its neo-classical structure and pink-and-white façade evoke another era. Over the years, it became a cinema and maintained this activity until 1987. A year later, a Dutch couple, the musician Eric-Jan Harmsen and his wife Kees, reopened the Teatro Pereyra as a venue for jazz concerts. The venue has now been sold to the Matutes family who is planning to undertake some major makeover for the next summer.

    MONTESOL HOTEL

    Hotel Montesol is a true symbol of the past with its colonial style. Built in 1932 by the Ibizan architect Juan Gómez Ripoll who emigrated to Cuba and once returned to his homeland he brought the lively Caribbean style with him. The hotel is now listed as a building of cultural interest in Spain and has become an icon of style.