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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On the sea side of the room, six niche-like apertures of moderate height protrude outward at different angles. The sandstone terrace is a stage offered to the Mediterranean Sea, the sun, and the moon. Visits and shorter stays by architecture students and so forth are offered the remaining three month of the year. None of the windmills was spinning, horn in their stillness, their triangular white blades, shining in the sun, stood out vividly.


Precast concrete joists connect the pairs of beams, and arched terracotta tiles are fitted between the joists to produce the roof. After applying, they can ‘borrow’ the house for a maximum of three days. Three sets of wood doors seal the spaces between the columns, and opening them, one enters a room with a high ceiling.

It lies just beyond one of the many tourist towns that ring the coast, yet it feels of another world entirely.

Photography Yasuhiro Nakayama Shinkenchiku-sha. Can Lis has a number of areas where loggias and projecting roofs provide the necessary shade.

The four separate blocks are linked together with walls and courtyards.

Behind this protective wall, Can Lis is arranged as a series of discrete pavilions connected by transitional space. Retrieved 24 September Packed with tourist resorts, themed restaurants and go-karting tracks, the island is van in summer, while, in winter, its shops lie boarded up and dormant. As we drove along, farm storage buildings of yellowish sandstone block also lks. Yet, window glass has in fact been installed from the outside. 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?


Can Lis, Portopetro

Utzon’s approach is reminiscent of the experience he had gained in Finland where he saw how Alvar Aalto had built the Villa Maireaaltering the design along the way. It was the same stone as used at Can Lis. The basic concept of the villa is similar to the design for the house Utzon had intended to build in Sydney: By using this site, you agree to cab Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The light in Majorca is sharp and bright. The diagonal stone slabs protruding from the wall and the stone rising from the floor are also finished in tile.

They uzton decided to build a second house on the island, Can Felizat a more remote location, as they were increasingly bothered by the continual pounding of the waves, the utzonn of the sun, and intrusions by tourists and architecture enthusiasts who wandered through the site.

This page was last edited on 18 Novemberutzom Completed init consists of four separate blocks linked together by walls and courtyards.

Inui on the important role of sketching. Peaceful vignettes are carefully framed. On utxon the door, another outdoor space appeared, with a crescent shaped opening in the opposite wall. The simplicity with which Utzon has bonded the glass to the stone from the outside, with a wood frame, is moving.

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The colonnade is a column-beam structure of sandstone masonry with precast concrete beams established in the form of a lintel. Because the opening in each aperture has no window frame, the room appears wide open to the elements. In the framework thus created by the house, we, as flesh and blood beings, are positioned at the center of the spatial and historical expanse possessed by the Mediterranean Sea and its sun, moon, winds, and sandstone. Jan Utzon Kim Utzon. The result is a house that makes optimum use of light and views.


Based on these drawings and with the help of the local building contractor Jaime Vidal, the house’s final design emerged during the course of the building process. The front door, when opened, displays the relief of a half crescent moon, a motif that reappears throughout the house: The walls were capped with a line of terracotta roof tiles, set at a slight incline toward the outside.

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Upon taking a liking to Majorca, Utzon had investigated the island in detail. Skip to main content.

Can Lis has been singled out by several leading architecture critics as one of the most important houses of the 20th century. 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. The house entrance was at the junction of the living room and the terrace.

Beyond them, near the street, the stone walls of Can Lis utzn. You will shortly receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription.