On the Spanish island Mallorca, you find Ca S'alou designed by architecture studio Munarq. Munarq made sure that the used materials make the house blend in with the surroundings.
The two parts of the house are symmetrical and reminiscent of the old buildings that are typical for Mallorca. They are called Sestadors. These were used for animals such as cows and sheep.
The house is unique in that everything is local.
Munarq does not use standardised materials. In that respect, the house is unique as everything is made in Mallarca itself. Ca S'alou is designed with materials dug out there. For the furniture, they used natural and local materials. For example, the blocks are made of terracotta and the paintwork is made of earth. In this way, the architecture studio tried to integrate the house into the landscape. The landscape itself has a clayey, red soil that was formed by the erosion of the limestone rocks. This soil is typical for countries with a Mediterranean climate in which a dry season alternates with a wet season.
Not only the climate is a reason to go to Mallorca. Ca S'alou is definitely one of them, if you ask us! Photography by Ulrike Meutzner