can lis. coursework on materials + daylight + understanding architecture. mallorca . So instead Jørn Utzon bought land near Porto Petro. Beyond the tourist trail on the Spanish island of Mallorca, Jørn Utzon built his family summer house, Can Lis, in the s. Jennifer McMaster. Architect Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow shared with us his experience visiting Jørn Utzon’s Can Lis, a house on Majorca, Spain.

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In his extensive monograph on Utzon, Richard Weston considers Can Lis to be “one of the finest houses built in the twentieth century. Windows frame interior vignettes, external vistas and light play. The simplicity with which Utzon has bonded the glass to the stone from the outside, with a wood frame, is jon.

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The light in Majorca is sharp and bright. Tags stonehousesrestoration. In the framework thus created by the house, we, as flesh and blood beings, are positioned at the center of the spatial and historical uhzon possessed by the Mediterranean Sea and its sun, moon, winds, and sandstone.

The group should not consist of more than 15 people and liss excludes ojrn hours of 8: Can Feliz Can Lis. The walls were capped with a line of terracotta roof tiles, set at a slight incline toward the outside. Completed init consists of four separate blocks linked together by walls and courtyards. Below the opening, tiles of white and deep blue formed a pattern evoking the waxing and waning of the moon. Booking Arrangements When to come Access is only given to a limited number of people at a time.


a raw paradise : architecture : Can Lis by Jørn Utzon : mallorca spain | openhouse

Packed with tourist resorts, themed restaurants and go-karting tracks, the island is teeming in summer, while, in winter, its shops lie boarded up and dormant. It lies just beyond one of the many tourist towns that ring the coast, yet it feels of another world entirely.

Inui on the important role of sketching. What manner of varied program will the wind, light, and shadows unfold for us, amid this confrontation between flatness of sea and flatness of stone? The concrete roof is lix with of yellow tiles while the gables are crafted in the Chinese style, like those of the Fredensborg Houses.

Can Llis on the south-west coast of the Spanish island of Mallorca. Visits and shorter stays by architecture students and so forth are offered the remaining three month of the year.

On opening the door, another outdoor space appeared, with a crescent shaped opening in the opposite wall. By grafting new technology — a precast concrete beam — onto the local stone storage house style of architecture, Utzon had produced a space that uses the same sandstone but enjoys greater openness. On closer look, no one could be seen working in the olive fields, either. You will shortly receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. The desire one feels to sit and enjoy dinner here is due to its arrangement: Students who, as a part of their studies, wish to visit the house, undertake a survey or in some other way have a specific assignment relating to Can Lis.


Can Lis at dusk. From west to east, the first block houses the kitchen, dining room and study, the second the living room, the third the bedrooms and the fourth contains a guest suite.

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Inside Can Lis, the signature crescent moon motif can be seen. Opening the door to the right, I entered the U-shaped colonnade surrounding the terrace. Views Read Edit View history. Utzon visited Majorca in when returning from Australia after disagreements with the authorities about how to complete his iconic Sydney Opera House.

Driving from the airport through fields of olive trees, we began to see windmills here and there. Jprn your copy here today!

Retrieved 26 September The height of our eye when sitting on the sofa tells us that, here in this place, the sea and sky meet, and we are united with what lies beyond the horizon. Recently, in collaboration with the Utzon Foundation, the Danish Architectural Foundation has now made the house available to architects wishing to stay there for periods of at least one month.

Access is only given to a limited number of people at a time. Precast concrete joists connect the pairs of beams, and arched terracotta tiles are fitted between the joists to produce the roof. Location MajorcaSpain. None of the windmills was spinning, and in their stillness, their triangular white blades, shining in the sun, stood out vividly.