isla


The office (LDD)


Office


isla is a Mallorca based architecture and design practice founded by Marta Colón de Carvajal and Juan Palencia.

Working with a contextual approach—starting from the place and the culture—isla focuses on revealing potentialities of what is already there, underlining the craftsmanship and knowledge of those who came before in order to craft a radically contemporary approach to each project. Beyond a predefined style or aesthetic, the office produces appropriate responses to each individual context, in collaboration with all the agents who are involved.

Marta Colón de Carvajal Salís (Palma de Mallorca, 1982) is a licensed Architect by the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). Since 2008, she has worked in local & international offices in Madrid, Paris & Basel, engaging in various projects, from housing to museums, 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 Museum in Doha, Qatar, BBVA Headquarters, Madrid, and the Tour Triangle, Paris, amongst others.

Marta Colón de Carvajal +34 684 50 23 58
marta@isla-architects.com

Juan Palencia de Sarriá (Madrid, 1981) is a licensed Architect by the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), co-founder and curator of TEOK Basel, and teacher at the UNAB Campus Creativo, Santiago de Chile. Following his training, Juan worked with award winning studios, among them Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos, Estudio Luis Úrculo 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 in Basel, and the Schindler Headquarters in Ebikon.

Juan Palencia +34 684 50 23 57
juan@isla-architects.com


Interior (LDD)

Outside Ca’n Rei (LDD)

Contact


Palma
Tous i Maroto 12 Entlo B
Palma, 07001, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain

Banyalbufar
Es Penyal 20 Apto 18
Banyalbufar, 07191, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain

@iiiiiiiiiisla
+34 871 036 937
info@isla-architects.com
press@isla-architects.com

Team


We are currently collaborating with Cristina Gutiérrez Chevalier, María Gutierrez Bas, Ramona Panibud'laska, and Silvia Fernández Berzosa.

Previous collaborators: Nelson Manuel Fidalgo Magro, María de Sotto,  Cristina Fernández Fernández,  Chiara Lieberman,  Annachiara Trabacchin, Alberto Gracia Dorado, Olga Karlander, Joan Pau Bujosa Font, Francisca Miranda Turu, Leticia Olalquiaga, George Pickering, Katerina Kulanova, Vojtech Rada, Tonina March, Ana Olalquiaga, Blanca García Gardelegui and Fanny Christinaz.

Strategic advisor: Diego Palencia de Sarriá

Jobs


Currently, we don’t have any open positions available. We gladly accept spontaneous job applications (PDF format 10 mb maximum to jobs@-isla-architects.com), we’ll try to reply to all of them. 

Projects


001. Ca’n Rei house, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Self-commission - Project - Built
100. W+O Escol.leta Llubí, Llubí, Mallorca
Architectural Competition / with Fanny Christinaz
101. Maritime tradition, Palma, Mallorca
Competition - Project - Mention
002. Sa Vinyassa house, Estellencs, Mallorca
Commission - Project
101A. Blau, Palma, Mallorca
Ideas Competition / with Blanca Gª Gardelegui - Installation
101B. Boirós, Palma, Mallorca
Ideas Competition / with Blanca Gª Gardelegui - Installation - Honourable mention
021. Ca’n Julen house, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Built
022. The wall, Palma, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Built
025. Amargura twin houses, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Ongoing
030. Estudio Isla, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Self-commission - Project - Built
033. Lover’s house, Santa María
Commission - Project - Completed
035. Garrigue house, Algaida, Mallorca
Commission / with Fidalgo Magro Arquitecto - Project - Completed
X001. S’arenal, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Self-commission - Research Project - Ongoing
103. The sea is my land, Palma, Mallorca
Ideas competition - Project - 2nd Prize ex aequo
036. Gozona house, Luanco, Asturias 
Commission / with Mori Meana Architecture - Completed
037. Townhouse, Biniamar, Mallorca
Self-commission - Project - Ongoing
038. Lover’s house 2, Cala Llamp, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Ongoing
039. Tiny house, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Phase I completed
040. A&T house, Valldemossa, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Ongoing
042. Fénix Apartment, Palma, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Completed
105. Open Windows, Münich, Germany
Competition / with Fidalgo Magro Arquitecto - Exhibition - 2nd Prize
106. Tautos Namai, Vilnus, Lithuania
Competition / with Burckhardt Partner
107. The sea is my land, Palma, Mallorca
Competition - 1st prize
︎︎︎043/049. Contramuelle Mollet, Palma, Mallorca
    Project - Ongoing
044. Twin house, Esporles, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Ongoing
045. Es Llogaret, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Commission - Project - Ongoing
048. Es Rafal, Sóller, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
050. Es Grau house, Maó, Menorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
051. A&G workshop, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
052. Loggia Baseliana, Basel, Switzerland
Competition Basel Pavillon for the AWB 2022 - 1st prize
Project - Completed
053. C&M house, Alcudia, Mallorca
Comission - Project / Ongoing
054. E&A house, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
055. E&N house, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
056. S’Arracó house, Andratx, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
057. Siriana house, Campos, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
058. Vinya de’n Term, Banyalbufar
Comission - Project - Ongoing
059. Villa Valldemossa, Valldemossa, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
060. Punta de S’aguila, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
061. Casa U, Palma, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
062. Casa Do, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
063. Figuerases, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing
064. Son Morey, Banyalbufar, Mallorca
Comission - Project - Ongoing

Lectures


Parsons NYC
Sustainable systems
Loggia Baseliana
November 2022

Biennal de Pensament Palma
Future Maritime Museum of Mallorca
Palma, Spain
October 2022
Link

UNAB Campus Creativo
IN&OUT Prácticas interdisciplinares
Santiago, Chile
June 2022

Architectural Coffe Breaks (ACB) - L’atelier PE
Loggia Baseliana
Online
April 2022

ETH Studio Jon Avermaete
Loggia Baseliana
Husner AG, Frick, Switzerland
March 2022

UNAB Campus Creativo
Loggia Baseliana
Online / Chile
March 2022

ETSA Madrid
Loggia Baseliana
Madrid, Spain
February 2022

ETSA Madrid
ITINERARIOS_MPAA
Madrid, Spain
December 2021

UNAB Campus Creativo
IN&OUT Prácticas interdisciplinares
Santiago, Chile
November 2021

HEAD archi University
Geneva, Switzerland
December 2019

INDA, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
January 2018

Teaching


Teacher at Workshop 4+5
Taller Medrano-Palencia con Gabriela Medrano Viteri
Andrés Bello Campus Creativo
Santiago de Chile
2021-

Jury Diploma, Camilo Palma
Andrés Bello Campus Creativo
Santiago de Chile
2022

Jury Mid Term, Unit Leonid Slonimskiy 
HEAD archi University
Geneva, Switzerland
December 2019

Jury Workshop
INDA Program, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
January 2018

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

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

Exhibitions


AWB 2022
CIVIC HGK
Basel Pavillon - Loggia Baseliana
Basel, Switzerland
May 2022

Save the date
Huguet Mallorca
Lover’s House
August 2021

Concurso Contramuelle
COAIB Mallorca
Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Proposal Tradición marítima
March 2017

Publications


Our work has been published in different media and publications like Monocle, Wallpaper, Dezeen, AD, etc. You can find the links to these publications here. For any press inquiry please contact us at press@isla-architects.com