In the Balearics, the phrase ‘a Blakstad house’ has become shorthand for beauty, quality and excellence in Ibiza architecture and design, and the illustrious island firm has long been considered the cradle of Ibiza architecture. The basis of each Blakstad Architects & Design Consultants project is rooted in deep respect for the island’s heritage, intersecting with new technologies, materials and cutting edge design to result in the creation of stunning villas across the islands, onto mainland Spain and beyond.
Founder Rolph Blakstad relocated to Ibiza from Canada in 1956 after studying Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, and subsequently working as a documentary filmmaker for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A visit to Morocco inspired extensive research into Islamic design, which led him to investigate the history of architecture in Ibiza, culminating in the establishment of Blakstad Architects & Design Consultants in 1967 and the publication of his seminal book La Casa Eivissenca / The Ibiza House (1996).
Today, his sons Rolf and Nial run the family business, growing it into one of Ibiza’s most highly regarded design firms. The company now humbly boasts an extensive portfolio laden with beautiful villas based on the unique elements of Ibiza architecture and design. At Blakstad Architects & Design Consultants, how we live is as important as where we live, and projects are designed around the ever-changing needs of their clients, no matter where they are in the world. These days, a Blakstad project can be found in locations across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Caribbean, Africa and of course, all over Spain.
Over time, Blakstad Architects & Design Consultants has developed a signature style that is immediately recognisable among Ibiza’s architecture. The restoration and modernisation of traditional farmhouses remain a speciality, as well as the skilful combining of historic principles with contemporary designs and innovative technologies. From the sourcing and acquisition of your perfect Ibiza property to architectural and interior design, planning, building and landscaping, Blakstad Architects & Design Consultants facilitate one or all of these elements, from concept through to completion.