This Project found us focused on freedom
Understand it in direct relation with limits
Wilbur y Orville Wright, circa 1903
When Sergio, a vial engineer contacted us to design his house the principal element to develop was the full relation between the land and the first thought almost instinctive was the desire to fly. The brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright established that new and sutble relation with the land until these days, to gravity attributed the greatest challenge within the material request that concludes a construction. The idea of being suspended in the air has an inexorable duality, first, that intricated system of particularities that organizes, directs, mechanizes the forces and secondly articulates that mechanism in its relation with the ground, ¨the landing¨.
With that reasoning we summon the material generating an abosutlely ingenious system*. With four central pillars we define two elements, a main set of larger volume and another transversal like wings with a controlled magnitude.
The singularity of the systemn radicates in the intersection of both blocks, that once empty, allows a vertical space to appear and creates interior-exterior relation. The module consists in volumes of 7x7x2.80 meters, in both cases lengthwised to the land. Meanwhile the main set and the transversal has 15x7x2.8 meters therefore the intersection of both empty spaces also ocupates the 7x7 modules, but the triple empty height able to shelter an interior garden with a traditional tree of the region called “Lapacho”. This generates a structural dilemma, to keep this system in relationship cantilever, of 14 meters in between suspended area and only 7 meters on supported area, a constant tension system inside the upper beams (21 meters long of post-tensioned) was needed.
From these upper beams, through rigid tensors, slabs are slightly supported in the area corresponding to the children’s dorms and the parent’s suite.
At the rate of 154 total m2 of the upper floor, having as a reference the 4000 kg. of owned weight per m2, we are talking about 616000 kgs. Distributed in 4 pairs of 0.22x0.80 meters’ pillars. Great liberty, with low occupation.
A lightweight ceramic screen organizes the visuals, establishing a subtle veil between the kitchen and the entire ground area.
A house that apparently is closed on itself, is materialized in absolute visual and spatial relation, multiplying the perceptions and deleting the pre-established limits.
Perhaps living in the air can also be a solution to generate as much quantity of permeable land as possible, and this also allows the creation of a diverse garden.
Only the time will show us reality.
We are convinced that the result is going to be positive.
1* Who has the capacity of imaging or inventing with the combination of inteligent and hability, the knowledge and the resources available.
2* Who has been created by the man with ingenous.