The Nieuw and Ibiza Interiors Go Off the Grid to Create an Island Paradise
Who hasn’t entertained the fantasy of going off the grid and dropping everything to run off to an island somewhere in the Mediterranean or the tropics? Interior architect Jurjen van Hulzen of Amsterdam-based The Nieuw actually did it, however: He transformed a 100-year-old dilapidated warehouse on Ibiza into a loft-style getaway.
After gutting most of the original structure, van Hulzen created an open space with south views of the valley for socializing; two bedrooms on the darker, cooler north side; and a yoga platform on the roof, with interior beams made of the local Sabina tree. Walls are chalk and mud-plastered stone, which offer a rough contrast to the polished concrete floors and powder-coated steel frames on the ample windows and doors. In collaboration with Ibiza Interiors, he reinterpreted the traditional Spanish floor in herringbone patterns of terra cotta for the bathroom.
Best of all, the Campo Loft is literally off the grid, with a private well for water and solar panels powering hot water, floor heating, and electricity—making this home away from home entirely self-sufficient.