Rolph’s father, Peter, was a master architect-builder and carver. In 1902, he left western Norway, arriving during the Gold Rush in Anchorage, Alaska, where he constructed the very first buildings. Later he emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where Rolph was born in 1929. From the age of five his father took him along to building sites, from the age of seven he taught him to make architectural drawings, and by nine had taught him Vignola’s Five Orders of Architecture.
Building runs in
“The architecture of Ibiza is only a part
of an organic, living relationship between
man and nature”
– Rolph Blakstad
Sustainable since 1967.
His studies became the basis of his work of research, design and building for more than 40 years. Today, the time-honoured family tradition continues with sons Rolf and Nial. A living tradition adapts itself to changing circumstances, but is still based on the local building experience of the island during thousands of years.
Leading a millennial
tradition into a
Let’s show you how we work…
The fusion of Ibizan traditions with function, form, and taste is the hallmark of a Blakstad project, dedicated to conserve the cultural significance of the island in today’s architecture. We specialise in design based on historical Mediterranean, primarily Ibizan, architecture, combining style and building techniques to suit contemporary lifestyles.
From the sourcing and acquisition of your desired Ibiza property to the architectural and interior design, planning, building, garden design and landscaping; we manage one or all of these elements, taking into account the unique requirements and economic basis of each project.
The Phoenician Art
We conceive our projects as a whole. The interrelation of interior and exterior spaces are considered, along with how to fully integrate the house into the surrounding landscape.
There must be harmony between the two without losing the essence of the architecture, or compromising the beauty of the land. We continue to use the knowledge of lessons learned over thousands of years in an effort to keep a millennial tradition alive.
There is something very special about the old farmhouses and we must always respect that.