Sur­pri­ses of light

AD (Italy) - - English Texts - pro­ject JEAN MARC DES BOU­VRIE E PA­TRI­CE AAF­TINK words JUSTO MESIA-BURRUGUETE – pho­tos CONRAD WHI­TE

«WE LI­KE “FREE­STY­LE DE­SI­GN” IN WHICH SPA­CE IS LI­KE AN EMPTY PA­GE ON WHICH TO ORGANIZE OUR CREA­TI­VE IMPULSES AND THE NEEDS OF THE CLIENT».

IN THE COUN­TRY­SI­DE OF IBI­ZA, A PA­LE VIL­LA WI­TH DRAMATIC LIGHTING IGNITES THE LAND­SCA­PE WI­TH A NO­TE OF FLAMBOYANCE. CREATED BY TWO DUTCH DESIGNERS WHO LI­VE ON THE ISLAND.

For the “Con­tem­po­ra­ry Ti­ger” vil­la near the vil­la­ge of Sant Jo­sep de sa Ta­la­ia in Ibi­za, Pa­tri­ce Aaf­tink and Jean Marc des Bou­vrie ha­ven ap­plied their wild ima­gi­na­tion, in tu­ne wi­th that of the ow­ners, to crea­te a da­ring, lu­mi­nous re­si­den­ce. The hou­se was ori­gi­nal­ly built in 2002: a sort of bun­ker, wi­th ve­ry small win­do­ws. But the ba­sic struc­tu­re had great po­ten­tial. «We de­ci­ded to de­mo­li­sh a lar­ge por­tion, chan­ging the who­le in­fra­struc­tu­re», the crea­ti­ve duo of Dutch ori­gin living in Ibi­za ex­plain. «The goal was to get rid of the fee­ling of a fort, to gi­ve the hou­se a new heart. The ow­ner wan­ted it to be rea­dy for sum­mer, so we had ju­st se­ven mon­ths. We or­ga­ni­zed a team of thir­ty spe­cia­lists who wor­ked six days a week, round the clock. The two of us li­ved in a near­by gue­sthou­se». The re­sult fea­tu­res two ab­so­lu­te­ly ori­gi­nal parts, in which RGB lighting sha­pes the mood wi­th stri­king ef­fec­ts. The main vo­lu­me con­tains four be­drooms and fi­ve ba­th­rooms, whi­le the an­nex has th­ree be­drooms and four ba­ths, along wi­th the living, di­ning and kit­chen areas. Jean Marc: «We li­ke “free­sty­le de­si­gn” in which spa­ce is li­ke an empty pa­ge on which to organize our crea­ti­ve impulses and the needs of the client. We fol­low a sort of ae­sthe­tic stream of con­sciou­sness, using light and co­lor on whi­te sur­fa­ces, fa­vo­ring free, open spa­ces in which to in­sert lo­ts of art. But this “re­ci­pe” can be ap­plied on­ly af­ter we ha­ve un­der­stood the na­tu­re of the vo­lu­mes: they the ideas de­ve­lop about what the rooms real­ly need. In this pha­se the re­la­tion­ship wi­th the client be­co­mes cru­cial». Cu­stom works con­vey the im­pact of this vi­sion. Big Ci­ty Lights II, lu­mi­nous sculp­tu­res by Jean Marc des Bou­vrie, Bun­ny by Pa­tri­ce Aaf­tink, Rio Girl by To­ny Kel­ly, and “The Band On Wheels”, an an­ti­que pia­no con­ver­ted as a DJ plat­form. A lar­ge fol­ding door in the living area ba­lan­ces na­tu­ral and ar­ti­fi­cial light, whi­le the ma­ster be­drooms and ba­th­rooms lo­ca­ted in the “to­wers” play wi­th the cy­lin­dri­cal pro­fi­le, using round and oval forms for beds, fur­ni­shings, ba­th­tubs and win­do­ws.

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