Single Family House in Palausator
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Based on the text "The form and functionclimate are" written in 2006 by Philippe Rahm, our intention is to question the relationship between form and function from the contingent relation between architecture and climate. It is reaching a free architectural defaults, formal and functional, open to weather and seasonal changes, the alternations of day and night, over time, the emergence of unexpected ways.
We work in a reversal of traditional methods in order to allow a new organization of space, in which the function and form could arise spontaneously from the weather. We would like to replace the functional limitations and symbolic for the freedom of use and interpretation of the user, and reach a size not explored in the architecture that results in the appearance of spaces and practices in the very heart of the matter. Sometimes the bureaucracy does not allow it, let's see ...
- The project is currently in draft stageof the execution project. (August 2010)
The plot, occupied by an old house between party in ruins, is located in the old medieval small town Empordà.
With the desire to preserve intact the medieval pre-existence, and criteria of lightness and energy saving, walls and floors are made with large format panels Leno type 95mm thick alternating layers of spruce wood. CNC Cutting through ensuring the necessary precision in this type of intervention. The facades will be aired and finished with larch wood. The drywall will provide cost savings and time of execution. By the time the building energy certification gets a "B" according to calculations made by approved programs CALENER LIDER and PVY, and CO2 emissions well below that achieved with traditional construction systems. The building will be dismantled and recycled in its entirety.
The raised section responds to the climate and frames the visual Castle Palau-Sator. The castle, situated on a slope in the heart of the town of Palau-sator, the Catalan region of the Baix Emporda, was built in the tenth and eleventh centuries and transformed into a Gothic tower. It has been declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.
- Forged and walls of fir plywood panels.
- Exterior larch.