CF Private House
The typical elements of our territory are those famous traces that overlook the Modern Architecture we are used to observe, where there is a costant search of a minimal art, and instead of preserving the typical features of our land giving them a new modern shape, their context is denied and traces are erased.
So, with the clear idea of preserving the traces already located on the territory, the right approach was to embrace the distinctive language of the works of the great masters of Architecture, where we can find a formal simplification united to an extreme amount of architectural elements, but never forgetting the origin and the place.
Therefore the basic idea starts from the will to reread and preserve the typical features of our territory, as the exposed stone, the plaster, the entrance portico, the chimney, the loggia.
The type of the building is linear, simple, with smart distribution of the inner spaces, with use of materials bringing minimal impact to the health and housing wellness of the inhabitants, regarding environmental and social costs derived by their production, use and assignment, all materials with validation of quality and healthiness and with warranty of full respect of the actual laws about safeguard from fire, isolation performances, thermal and acoustic quality, hygrometric and static characteristics of the building.
On the groundfloor the daily life takes place between the portico, the wide living area, the guests bathroom, the laundry and a garage with a doorway for the installations. At the first floor we can find another function related to the living area, linked with a wide mezzanine that frees the space and doubles it in a part. And then the first floor is completed by the sleeping area, composed by the matrimonial bedroom that presents all the comforts of a real “suite”, by a private bathroom with a tub inserted at the centre of the room, and by a sauna/turkish bath. At last, we can find two more bedrooms and a bathroom with a hallway including a closet.
All the locations are characterized by an “essential reduction”, an intentional rational style, enhanced by the quality of the totality and by the strong features brought by the materials composing every space.
The architectural spirit of this project is shown by a foundation pit well isolated from the ground, a perimetral shuttering wall composed by a double eps sheet, with throw of cls inside and a cover of facing bricks where necessary, an attic in “predalles”, inner partitions made with a double sheet of plasterboard, doors and windows in aluminium/wood with triple glass with low emission, shutters in aluminium sunscreen, prepainted aluminium flashings and flat covering with attic in “bleached” wood, isolating set-up, and last layer made by white stones.
Designed for a customer very sensitive to environmental themes and sustainability, this work totally denies all the fossil fuels.
The equipment of the plant design is composed by a underfloor heating system with heat pump powered by integrated solar panels placed on the flat cover southward, for a power of 10 Kw, and thermal solar panels for the production of bathroom warm water.
The cooling system comes through equipments and canalizations on the ceiling, all inserted in invisible technical spaces.
The building is equipped with a forced mechanical ventilation system, just for having an optimal air quality inside all the rooms.