Can Xomeu Rita is a small dwelling, designed by Marià Castelló Martínez, an architectural practice based in Formentera, Spain.
The site stands out in the natural landscape of Sant Francesc de Formentera, the largest village and capital of the beautiful Spanish island. Can Xomeu Rita features rustic accents alongside the minimalist approach. Its simple program is reflected in the floor plan, that fully exploits the potential of local climate. Due to lack of close neighbours, its habitants can enjoy beautiful views, which include shrubs, smaller trees, along with farther fields of wheat and oats.
The architects wisely considered local specifics, creating the bioclimatic design of the house, which is based on the fact of taking advantage of the cross ventilation in the interior to guarantee a cool environment during the summer months, thanks to having analyzed the prevailing winds. In the same way the depth of the porch has been dimensioned to allow the contributions of solar radiation in the interior during the winter.
The use of honeycomb clay block, pine wood, limestone and lime mortars allows the new construction to be well integrated with the surroundings, meanwhile keeping the low budget interventions.