Where The Eagles Dare

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationPalma De Mallorca, Spain
CompanyGRAS Reynés Arquitectos
Lead ArchitectGuillermo Reynés
Design TeamÁlvaro Pérez

The private residence on a hill top in
Mallorca has a spectacular 360° panoramic
view but also keeps privacy at the same
time. The house "flies out" of the mountain
with a magnificent cantilever that leads to
more distance from the street and opens the
view to the valley and sea. There is no
border between interior and exterior, it is
all a big lounge space. The first floor is
the "eagle", the part of the house that is
leaving the mountain and creates a dramatic,
unique effect. The garden design is based on
a traditional Mallorcan terracing system.
The choice of materials for the house
reinforces the concept. The white Krion
coating the first floor provides lightness
to the design, and not less important, less
weight to the structure. The ground floor is
mostly glass, both windows and façade,
protected from the direct sun by the
cantilever of the first floor, which makes
the house extremely efficient in summer,
providing shade and cross ventilation. WHERE
EAGLES DARE a house with connection to the
sky. A nest in the mountains. A house that
wants to fly and leave the hill by cutting
out it's natural connection to the ground.

The company produces designs in the fields of architecture and urban design. A wide range of projects are under design at the moment: from private villas, housing complexes, office buildings and hotels to masterplans; In Spain and abroad. Collaborations and multidisciplinarity is a must in GRAS designs. Since the beginning GRAS has gained a reputation as an innovative company by winning a number of highprofile projects and prices.