isla is a Mallorca based architecture and design office founded by Marta Colon and Juan Palencia.

Marta Colón (Palma de Mallorca, 1982) is a licensed Architect by the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). Since 2003, she has worked in local & international offices in Madrid, Paris & Basel, engaging in various projects, from housing to football stadiums, and different phases, from concept design to construction. From 2010 to 2017 she worked for Herzog & de Meuron, and took part in different large-scale projects such as the BBVA Headquarters, Madrid, and the Tour Triangle, Paris, amongst others.

Juan Palencia (Madrid, 1981) is a licensed Architect by the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), and co-curator of TEOK Basel. Following his training, Juan worked with award winning studios, among them Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos, Estudio Luis Urculo and HHF Architects. From 2013 to 2017 he collaborates with Burckhardt Partner as a Design Architect, working in various projects in Switzerland, such as the Grosspeter Tower, Basel, and the Schindler Headquarters, Ebikon.



We are currently collaborating with Nelson Manuel Fidalgo Magro, Francisca Miranda Turu, Mateo Mori Meana and Silvia Fernandez Berzosa.

Photos: Luis Díaz Díaz

Previous collaborators: Joan Pau Bujosa, Leticia Olalguiaga, George Pickering, Katerina Kulanova, Vojtech Rada, Tonina March, Ana Olalquiaga, Blanca García Gardelegui and Fanny Christinaz.



We are hiring! At the moment we are looking for trainee to work in our office in Banyalbufar for the next months. Feel free to send a digital portfolio (10 mb maximum) in pdf-format at



Carrer Comte de Sallent 1, 1º
Banyalbufar, Mallorca, Baleares , 07191
Job applications:
Marta Colón de Carvajal Salís
+34 684 50 23 58
Juan Palencia de Sarriá
+34 684 50 23 57



Ca’n Rei house, Banyalbufar, Mallorca, ES / Self-commission - Project - Built
W+O Escol.leta Llubí, Llubí, Mallorca, / Competition - Project
Maritime tradition, Palma, Mallorca / Competition - Project - Mention
Sa Vinyassa house, Estellencs, Mallorca / Comission - Project
Blau, Palma, Mallorca / Competition - Installation
Boirós, Palma, Mallorca / Competition - Installation - Honourable mention
Ca’n Julen house, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Built
The wall, Palma, Mallorca / Comission - Project - Built
Hotel Amargura, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Comission - Project - Ongoing
Estudio Isla, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Self-commission - Project - Built
S’arenal, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Self-commission - Research Project - Ongoing
Lover house, Santa María / Comission - Project - Under construction
CCC, Banyalbufar / Comission - Project - Ongoing
L&M house, Algaida, Mallorca / Comissionwith Nelson Manuel Fidalgo Magro - Project - Under construction
The sea is my land, Palma, Mallorca / Competition 1st Phase - Project - 2nd Prize ex aequo
Gozona house, Luanco, Asturias / Comission - Project - Ongoing
Town house, Biniamar, Mallorca / Self-commission - Project - Ongoing
Slope house, Cala Llamp, Mallorca, / Commission - Project - Ongoing
Tiny house, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Ongoing
Ultra-tiny house, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Ongoing
Twin house, Esporles, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Ongoing
A&T house, Valldemossa, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Ongoing
Open Windows, Münich, Germany / Competition with Nelson Manuel Fidalgo Magro - Exhibition Project - 2nd Prize
Gao Hotel, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Commision - Project - Ongoing
Hotel Fénix Apartment, Palma, Mallorca / Comission - Project - Ongoing
The sea is my land, Palma, Mallorca / Competition 2nd Phase - Project - 1st Prize



Kitchen Living - Kitchen interiors for Contemporary Homes
Gestalten, 2019
ISBN 978-3-8995-965-1
Project featured: Ca’n Rei

(Under construction - More soon)



Camouflage, assistant for Luis Urculo
Vitra Boisbuchet Workshops
Boisbuchet, France
June 2012

#fatigue Workshop, with Luis Úrculo
INDA Program, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
January 2018