Description by SAOTA
At ARRCC we create considered and engaging interiors at the leading edge of design. Working closely with our clients, we distil and transform their briefs to exceed original expectations. We believe in life-enhancing spaces that reflect both client and location, and through our refined approach to design, have developed a style focused on detail and substance.
When ARRCC was founded as Antoni Associates, it was in answer to the need for a focused interior studio for the architecture firm SAOTA. Our portfolio of successful projects over the past decades has created a solid foundation for expanding the range of projects globally. The new name, ARRCC, reflects this consolidation into a strong and independent brand.
As annual visitors to the island of Ibiza, the owners stipulated a contemporary reinvention of the classic Mediterranean villa they had purchased at the top of a wooded hill in the exclusive Roca Llisa area. The design had to mediate between the functions of family retreat and meditative space, and fully functioning entertainment venue.
Roca Llisa is located on hilly terrain with spectacular views of the ocean and the island of Formentera. Half-way between Ibiza town and Santa Eulalia del Rio, close to the villages of Jesus and Cala Llonga, it is ideally situated for those looking to escape the summer club scene.
Having spent time in Cape Town the owners were familiar with the contemporary work being done by SAOTA and ARRCC and approached them to design the extensive refurbishment and alterations to the existing three-level Spanish-style house.
“From the bones of the existing villa, the clients asked us to create a contemporary Ibiza-style home that would allow for intimate, casual family living, as well as extensive entertaining of large groups of friends. The complete renovation included additional accommodation in the form of guest rooms,” says Mark Rielly, partner at ARRCC.
In contrast to the more frantic lifestyle for which the island is renowned, Roca Llisa estate is an enclave of luxury and peace. Inspired by its context and its occupation, the finished home successfully imparts a sense of calm simplicity, washed with natural light.