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The Legacy of Rolph Blakstad in Ibizan Architecture

Rolph Blakstad (1929 - 2012) is a canadian architect who moved to Ibiza in 1956, almost by accident, and settled down since then. Despite the lack of many modern luxuries of that time, he was deeply captivated by the relaxed, dignified atmosphere and the deep cultural roots of the island. He was not only interested in architecture; his notes and studies extend into other areas like archeology, history, ethnology and even genetics.

His research led him to develop the thesis that Ibizan country houses had their origin in the rectilinear homes of the Neolithic in the Near East. Blakstad traveled halfway around the world looking for architectural connections to demonstrate the roots of the Ibizan finca, leading him to the conclusion that it was a thousand year old architectural style. Despite successive invasions and a variety of civilizations that have populated Ibiza and Formentera, Blakstad said the architecture of the islands is the only faithful replica of the Phoenician constructions.

Blakstad has left a huge legacy in Ibiza. Appart from his extensive studies, he helped to rebuilt and protect historical sites, he developed a new kind of architectural style and founded an architecture, he even was a discordant voice among the architect community and never refused to express his most honest opinion.

Read the full article: http://bit.ly/1Lv3i9E

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In recent years, elements of minimalism are found in all modern  architecture in Ibiza. Some homes are purely minimalist, some partially and some just pick up the few basic aspects, but clearly all new constructions look up for an austere design.

The interesting thing is that the millenary Ibizan traditional house shares fundamental similarities with the contemporary minimalist architecture, even though the two disciplines must have experienced a parallel evolution over time.

Similarities between Ibizan traditional and minimalist architecture

–Simplicity
–Basic rectilinear geometry
–Façade importance
–Literal use of material
–Austerity. Absence of ornaments
–Structural and functional purism
–Reduction and synthesis
–Consolidation
–Abstraction
–Economy of means

Another interesting fact are the new trends that diverge out of this combination between contemporary minimalism and traditional architecture styles.

Read the full article: http://www.kelosa.com/blog/en/architecture/minimalist-architecture-in-ibiza-roots-trends/
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We present an article in our blog about the gated community Calaconta. Eco-friendly luxury villas in one of the best locations in Ibiza: http://www.kelosa.com/blog/en/blog/2015/09/28/gated-community-in-cala-conta-an-eco-friendly-luxury-development/
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