A house that's a celebration of a noted 20th-century 'rationalist' architect's life and work
A minimalist architectural gem
The whitewashed, double-decker villa of German Jewish immigrant architect Erwin Broner (1898-1971) in the Sa Penya district of Eivissa was opened as a museum in 2010. A refugee from the Nazis, Broner was a major figure in mid-20th-century Ibiza architecture, for example as a co-founder of the Ibiza59 group. The flat is a prime example of "rationalism" that came out of Italy in the 1920s and 30s, a kind of minimalism. Minimally decorated inside, the villa is in a neighbourhood perched on a cliff over the sea, and sports good-size windows with inspiring views of the Mediterranean. It occasionally is used as the venue for exhibitions about the work of Broner as well as other avant-garde architects and artists.