Natural tradition

Inspired by tradition, minimalism and nature, Ca s’Alou, with views of the bay of Alcúdia, is a rustic house designed by the Munarq architecture studio in collaboration with Mu Projects. The house blends into the landscape with two symmetrical one-level volumes that resemble traditional Mallorcan agricultural constructions, in which call vermell (pink earth) demands the spotlight.

The Ca s’Alou project was based on two premises before work on it began: the building should not be visible from the road, and the material used in the façade should be the same as that of the plot of land. “We opted for a house at ground floor level and tried to adapt it to the undulating topography”, say Rafel and Pau Munar, the architects from Munarq who integrated Ca s’Alou into the landscape simply, and without too much fanfare, creating a play on uncomplicated shapes and taking advantage of indigenous vegetation both inside and outside the house. 

The house is comprised of two symmetrical volumes inspired by sestadors, the old Mallorcan agricultural constructions, with a very simple structure. In fact, the use to which sestadors (which means something like stables or open corrals) were put depended on the place in the island they were located in – they could be used for corralling sheep, storing harvests, etc. 

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