JP Apartment is a minimal apartment located in Mallorca, Spain, designed by Jorge Bibiloni Studio. The apartment is situated in the center of Palma, on one of the most luxurious and popular shopping streets, in a classic building which dates back more than forty years. Located on the third floor of this building, the apartment covers 250 sqm over one floor and overlooks an interior courtyard. The apartment had not been touched since its first construction and therefore had to be completely demolished. As is usual in these types of homes there were a great many dividing walls between many small spaces and in consequence it appeared to be much smaller and darker. Connecting the sitting room, dining room and kitchen for example or taking away the doors to the hall let in more natural light and gave the feeling of spaciousness.
The only part which was maintained and restored was the wood carpentry on the facades, all the other older installations had become completely obsolete. The main elements were herringbone wooden floors, anthracite carpentry, and molded panels. These three elements combined with the veined marble and brass give a classic, elegant but simple look which was the aim from the beginning and not wanting to overload with unnecessary decoration. The most important concept of the interior was to to give importance to the natural materials that were used and are reflected throughout the home in the various elements, which were all made to measure.
Photography by Eugeni Pons