If you believe that design and ecology should
reemerge as a natural partnership, a second nature,
then the Artifexworkshop is where you should be.
Artifex is a unique facility where you will receive
hands-on training based on traditional Mediterranean
masonry and sculptural practices in rare convergence
with innovative, contemporary and ecological theory
and design. We hope you come along!
Palma Airport is one of the busiest of all Europe.
You will find plenty of flight arrangements at
internet (www.expedia.com, www.edreams.es or low
cost air companies like airberlin, Vueling, Easyjet...)
Mallorca is world wide known as a sun&beach
destination. Paradise sand beaches, busy nightlife,
mountain, golf, cycling or scuba diving sports...
Less known is that Mallorca has the most precise
and careful dry stone retaining walls of the mediterránean,
up to 17 meters high.
Palma has one of the biggest and well preserved
medieval cities of all Europe, with stone gothic
highlights like the Cathedral, with one of the
hights european vaults, only after Collogne and
Bauvais(42meters high stone vaults , supported
by 21m high columns with just 1.50 diameter, or
La Lonja, with its imposing vaults supported by
1/17 thickness/high ratio columns. The majorcan
master masons worked at different mediterranean
cathedrals ( Barcelona, Valencia, Gerona, Tarragona,
Perpignan..) and the Castelnuovo of Naples.
Yes, Mallorca has something to offer in vaults
and stone design, but also in stone and earth
houses that can stand 300 years with a minimum
maintenance. Want to learn more? = The Artifexworkshop