Can Manuel d’en Corda

Can Manuel d’en Corda is located on a plot of 19,060 m2 of rustic nature in the area of the Venda des Cap de Barbaria, in the west of the island of Formentera. The most significant pre-existing conditions, which have been maintained and enhanced through the project, are a small forest of pines and junipers located in the west area of the estate and the old house Can Manuel de’n Corda, which reflects the scheme type of the domestic vernacular architecture developed in Formentera between the late eighteenth and mid nineteenth century. The volume of the main body with simple pitched roof gable and southeast orientation, and its roots in the landscape through the tradicional dry stone walls, highlight the link between this type of building with the farms next to which they were located.

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