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, Mateo Mori Meana, Silvia Fernandez Berzosa and Leticia Olalguiaga.

Photos: Luis Díaz Díaz

Previous collaborators: Francisca Miranda Turu, 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
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
Cherry house, Extremadura / Comission - Project - Ongoing
Miralles house, Biniali, Mallorca / Comission - Project - Under construction
Safareig in Orient, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Built
Pool in Portol, Mallorca / Commission - Project
Ca’n Julen house, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Under construction
The wall, Palma, Mallorca / Comission - Project - Built
Hotel Amargura, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Comission - Project - Ongoing
Artroscop, Madrid / Comission - Consultancy . Built
Estudio Isla, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Self-commission - Project - Built
S’arenal, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Self-commission - Research Project - Ongoing
Lover’s house, Santa María / Comission - Project - Under construction
CCC, Banyalabufar / Comission - Project - Ongoing
L&M house, Algaida, Mallorca / Comission - Project - Under construction
The sea is my land, Palma, Mallorca / Competition - Project - 2nd prize - Ongoing
Casa Gozona, Luanco, Asturias / Comission - Project - Ongoing
Town house, Biniamar, Mallorca / Self-commission - Project - Ongoing
RC house, Cala Llamp, Mallorca, / Commission - Project - Ongoing
Tiny house, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Ongoing
Ultra-tiny house, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Ongoing
Twin houses, Esporles, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Ongoing
A&T house, Valldemossa, Mallorca / Commission - Project - Ongoing
Open Windows, Münich, Germany / Competition - Exhibition Project - 2nd Prize
Gao Hotel, Banyalbufar, Mallorca / Commision - Project - Ongoing



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

(Under construction - More soon)



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