What did the artist Heidi Bucher see in the Princesa Ico Palace? It can not be that this visionary Swiss artist, was installed in this building, fallen into disuse, by chance.
It is obvious that Heidi, an expert in the search for objects to be transformed, found a very personal atmosphere here. Eight hundred square metres, several holes and two courtyards which could hardly compare to something previously found in her journeys around the world and, made up a highly original and individual place for her.
It can not be a thing of chance which made Mrs. Bucher evolve this site in one of her permanent headquarters to do her paintings. No doubt, someone with work exhibited in the Pompidou, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or recently invited, to show her work at the Venice Biennale in 2017, did not chose this place in Teguise, a village in the distant island of Lanzarote by mere impulse or caprice.
Architecture Palacio Ico
Built about 1690. Completely renovated building. Included by the artist César Manrique in his book: “Lanzarote unpublished architecture”, is an example of canarian architecture. It has a few large coffered ceilings of wood about 4 meters in height and original floors, both in mulberry wood and tea from the 18th century, stone walls of more than half a meter wide, and an inner, typically Canarian patio, which give the rooms.
Nine rooms, each which with its personality, trying to preserve the original size of the spaces, reaching some 70 or 60 square meters, designed in a rational, minimalist way, and with natural elements. Bathrooms in microcement intending to transmit the joint freshness, stillness and sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing.
Tasty and recognizable far traveled kitchen that leads from the instinct to the memory, made with the heart. Recipes expressed through tapas in plates designed to share.
Simplicity made with passion and fire, and a single objective, to make the diner happy.
Weddings and events
If you want a celebration or hold an event at a site with personality, Ico Palace is a good idea. A 1690 building completely restored and with a large Canarian patio. If you think of your wedding the celebration can be hold in the same courtyard.