House in Cerros de Madrid _ Slow Studio architecture Sant Joan de la Salle 42 Barcelona, | The family that owns this house seeks compactness and total connection of spaces in an elongated plot with a very narrow south facade that forces us to look for strategies to achieve effective sunlight in the interior rooms.
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION – House in Cerros de Madrid _ Slow Studio
The elongated shape of the land conditions the project, we have a narrow facade of only ten meters long; in addition, the fact of looking for compactness and total connection between rooms leads us to look for design options that allow us to introduce light and solar heat inside.
House in Cerros de Madrid _ Slow Studio | Thus, the project starts from a practically square floor plan that uses two strategies to gain sunlight. The first is the introduction of a side courtyard that generates a new south facade at the rear of the house. The second is the elevation of the roof, generating a series of slopes reminiscent of an industrial building and allowing us to generate skylights that bring light and sun into the central rooms of the house. READ: Aluminium House Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
The day areas of living, dining, and kitchen are located on the main facade to the south, behind them, in an intermediate strip, we find the hall which is accessed through the courtyard and functions as a small reading room, as well as the master bedroom. On the north facade, we find the dressing room, bathrooms, machine room, and an open office.
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CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM AND FINISHES – House in Cerros de Madrid _ Slow Studio
When carrying out the geotechnical study we found a subsoil with expansive clays in which the solution adopted is based on foundation shafts that are introduced at great depth so that we save the layer of clays until we find the resistant substrate. READ: Barcelona Shaped Timber Partitions
At a constructive level, a ventilated facade of double brick wall with insulation between sheets is proposed so that we get thermal inertia in the interior that is protected in its exterior house.
On these walls rests a wooden structure roof of counter-laminated wood that effectively solves the different inclinations, as well as the skylight openings.
All carpentry and doors are made of wood and on the south facade, they are protected by wooden slatted shutters, also made of wood.
The finishes have an industrial appearance, leaving the brick walls without cladding and the installations exposed (so as not to lose wall thickness with watering). The wooden roof is left exposed and protected on the outside with a metal sheet, a material that also appears to solve the exterior pergola to the south.
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The clients like to light the fireplace so we installed a thermo-stove that when it is on is connected to a hot water tank for bathrooms and heating.
As it is a location with a very cold climate, a ventilation system is proposed using a heat recuperator that takes advantage of the heat from the stove to preheat the fresh air that absorbs the heat from the extracted air before being introduced inside for renovation and being conducted to each of the rooms.
Sant Joan de la Salle 42 Barcelona
Slow Studio architecture Madrid
Address: Sant Joan de la Salle 42 Barcelona
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Architects/authors: Slow Studio
Photographer: Salva López