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House Studio in Canet de Mar
Contemporary Catalan Town House and Interior in Barcelona, Spain – design by Valor-Llimós Arquitectes
10 Jun 2019
Canet de Mar House Studio
Design: Valor-Llimós Arquitectes
Location: Canet de Mar, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Canet de Mar House Studio is located in the old town of a small coastal town, on a plot previously occupied by a parking, the building houses a double use as housing and study. The project starts from the will of achieve climatic comfort through passive systems, and seeks to integrate into the surrounding urban fabric.
All this is reflected in the choice and disposition of the materials, in the attention to the preexistences – as the dividing wall of masonry that is conserved- and the anonymity of the facade.
The Mediterranean coastal climate, with mild winters and warm summers with high humidity throughout.
Much of the year, conditions the interior configuration and its relationship with the exterior. This is reflected in the heights and proportions of the interior spaces and their connections, such as the perforations between the three floors, that make it a single volume of three heights.
The relationship of that inner continuum with the street and the garden is always produced through intermediate spaces: patio, porch, terraces and balconies, protected with solar and visual filters, also serve to separate housing and study. Thus, the order of the project is based on the relationships between qualities and uses rather than between forms or distributions.
We opt for heavy construction systems such as concrete slabs and solid brick enclosures for their thermal inertia, which plays a fundamental role in the desired passive functioning. This inertia allows the damping and the lag of the thermal oscillation both daily and seasonal, and is especially indicated being a building with permanent occupation as it is a house that incorporates the workplace.
As for the materials, we opt for exposed concrete and uncoated brick, wood joinery unpainted, continuous mortar floors and external cork coatings. To not alter the appearance.
In the raw materials are used surface treatments such as waxes, oils or colorless lasures.
The situation between medians with east-west orientation advises to have solar protections, as slats adjustable vertical or traditional roller shutters of pine wood, before all spaces susceptible to capture radiation in summer. These filters generate intermediate spaces, appropriate as much as thermal cushion as to provide privacy between indoor and outdoor spaces or different uses, while allowing solar gain in winter.
With regard to air conditioning systems, the height of three meters of the rooms facilitates the stratification of hot air in summer, which is removed during the night by ventilation that. It enters all the plants through high grids and is extracted by a solar chimney on the top floor, which avoids the need to have mechanical air conditioning systems. As a support to this passive behavior, in winter you opt for a radiant floor powered by an aerothermic machine.
The performance is very high when working at low temperatures in a temperate climate, which provides comfort without heating the air with extremely low energy consumption. This system also supports the circulation of water cooled by the same machine that, combined with natural ventilation, provides the necessary comfort in summer.
House Studio Canet de Mar – Building Information
Project and construction management: Valor-Llimós arquitectes
Dates: Project 2016 / Work 2017
Surface built: 215 sqm
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Fotografías © Simon Garcia – arqfoto.com
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Location: Canet de Mar, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
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