The order was a house for a large family, all on the ground floor, for a large family with three children. The location, in the residential area of Son Bauló, in Can Picafort, Mallorca.
By moving the C-shaped plan, a patio is created where the pool is located, taking into account the best possible sunlight to prolong its use as much as possible in the summer.
In the three wings that make up the building we can distinguish two clearly differentiated areas. In the wing closest to the street, the day area is incorporated, a large space for dining, kitchen, and a large living room with double space that communicates with a small loft above the kitchen, as a flexible space, for any family member. The orientation of the upper space is used to generate a large opening to capture the entrance of the sun during winter, and generating a small overhang to protect from the sun in the hottest time of the year.
The other two wings of the plan geometry are intended for the rest area. The three children’s rooms are accessed through a hallway / dressing room where storage spaces and a rest space are located in front of each of the rooms. This storage does not make it impossible to have a closet in each room, but rather it complements it if desired, giving the rooms greater flexibility and adaptability with the passage of the different stages of the children. The last wing is where the parents’ main room is housed, with a bathroom, and with a small patio before communicating with the main patio, as a first filter, enriching the range of possibilities of levels of privacy in relation to the different outdoor spaces.
During the earthworks, a small old stone quarry of manual extraction was discovered, which it was decided to maintain and incorporate into the project.
The materiality is marked by the desire to incorporate features of Mediterranean architecture, in addition to incorporating traditional materials from the island such as Marés, taking advantage of the family tradition of one of the members.
Can Picafort (Son Baulo), Mallorca
Miquel Serra Mas
Miquel Serra Mas
2020, Mallorca, New construction