Casa Es Carnatge
Casa Es Carnatge is a single house placed in front of the abandoned stone quarries of Son Mosson at the Palma Bay, from which draws its materiality and formal logic. Through a double stone skin façade we abstract in habiting of the noise pollution from the neighboring airport and search into the Marés a way of being.
The plot is defined by semi-detached dwelling of two or three floors without soul or roots, this hotch potch born from the touristic boom of the 60`s. This surrounding cultural amnesia allow us proposing this single house as an historical catalysis of the environment: Quaternary sand dunes, lime stone quarries, military bunkers, affectation area of the airport Son Sant Joan and nowadays Natural área of special interest at the Palma Bay.
The house is generated from two solid and introspective objects connected by a flexible and open porch, an environmental strategy setting up an acoustic itinerary going from the absolute hermetic nature of the bedrooms, an acoustic transition between inside and outside of the dinning - living room, until the undeniable prominence happening at the barbecue platform from where the takeoff of the planes turns into a cause of sensorial celebration.
The first body organizes the services offer by the house: garage, engine room, laundry, kitchen and the guest area with a double bedroom and a bathroom. These body contains the heart of the house, three bedrooms and two bathrooms of the present and future inhabitants.
Between the two bodies a concrete slab draws the common and more flexible area of the house: the living and dining room, equipped with a series of layers allowing to transform the limits between inside and outside: from total isolation (shutters + sliding windows + curtains) until the mutual immersion from the inside to the outside.
The constructive approach of Casa Es Carnatge looks for the essential, reducing the number of materials participating at the equation and searching the top expressive state of each one, in such a way the matter austerity will result in formal wealth.
And is the Marés the principal actor of this house: sand brown forming an outside erased and highly expressive to get her with the rusted steel window sills; Pure white in the inside providing wealth nuances to the soft light that contains. Two skins never touching each other, preserving the integrity of the cavity-wall façade which are composing meanwhile they talk and breathe about the place they come from: the Mallorca island.