Transformation of a tiny appartment into an wide open and airy loftspace for a world traveler can be quiet challenging. Overlooking the harbor of Port de Sóller with unbeatable mountain and sea views from the large terrace using artisanal traditions and dynamic craftmanship of the mallorquin region as a blank canvas for the interiors, Duo Concept, a talented german architectural practice based in Sóller since more than 20 years, led by Anke Scheideler and Roland Weber is focusing on creative expression and collaboration with the local communities in their approach while fulfilling the client’s needs, expectations and wishes. Their aim is to create partnerships between the island’s native inhabitants who carry out ancestral activities and those clients who want to live cultural and ethnographic experiences. Locally sourced wood and clay contrasts through the open space of the breezy and bright living and dining space with polished micro-cement for built-in kitchen furniture. The most common objects here are those used every day in the traditional Mallorcan kitchen. Light and air flow through tranquil rooms appointed with local textiles and ceramics, hand-woven rugs and hand painted collages from local artists, collectibles from the weekend antique markets, hand-knitted macramé lamps and fluffy pillows. A wooden oak screen with moving panels provides magic shadows on hot summerdays spreaded over the entire home. I loved the chic, Mediterranean mix of handpicked items and furnishings and the very subtle modern updates that integrate so seamlessly into the original structural design.
A meditation of raw materiality in soothing and earthy colors celebrating natural beauty and reflecting an endless summer by the sea.
Photoshoot for Duo Concept Sóller.