Casa Es Carnatge is a single house placed in front of the abandoned stone quarries of Son Mosson at the Palma Bay, from which it draws its materiality and formal logic. A double stoneskin facade inhibits the noise from the neighboring airport. The plot is defined by a semi-detached dwelling of two or three floors, a hodgepodge born from the touristic boom of the 1960s. The architects proposed this single house as a historical catalyst of the surrounding environment: Quaternary sand dunes, limestone quarries, military bunkers, the Palma Son Sant Joan airport and the nature of Palma Bay.
The house is generated from two solid and introspective objects connected by a flexible and open porch, an environmental strategy that sets up an acoustic itinerary going from the hermetic nature of the bedrooms, an acoustic transition between inside and outside of the dining-living room, and culminating at the barbecue platform from where the takeoff of the planes turns into a sensorial celebration.
The first volume organizes the service areas in the house: garage, workshop, laundry, kitchen, and guest area with a double bedroom and a bathroom. The second volume contains the heart of the house, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Between the two volumes a concrete slab connects the common and more flexible areas of the house: the living and dining room, equipped with a series of layers (shutters, sliding windows, curtains) that allows a transformation from isolation to immersion with the outside.
The constructive approach of the house looks only to the essential, reducing the number of materials and using them to their full advantage. Sand brown forms an eroded and highly expressive facade together with rusted steel windowsills; pure white used on the interior provides nuances to the soft light that fills it.