Casa Pons is a comprehensive rehabilitation project of an archaeologically protected house in the historical centre of Alaior, Menorca. 50% of the building was demolished and rebuild to preserve the protected elements while reorganizing the program and opening a patio in the centre of the house. Light and air flood the formerly obscure central area which becomes a semi-exterior space to be enjoyed all year long. The personal interests of the future inhabitant where translated into design decisions that acquired a powerful symbolic dimension.