Carles Home / OBO Estudi
Textual content description offered by the architects. Carles’ household has an outdated store in Barcelona’s Sants district which they suggest to rework into a house. The house has a floor ground and mezzanine encapsulated between a reasonably busy road and a small courtyard contained in the block. The premises include three structural centrelines that help the bottom ground constructing and 4 higher flooring courting from the early twentieth century: a primary one with wood beams between get together partitions, a second one with the construction alongside the size of the premises, and, lastly, an exit to the courtyard in the back of the plot.
The operation consists of cleansing up the house to maximise the quantity out there for the residing house and to attempt to get well the pre-existing components that can be utilized. Given the restricted variety of out there facades, the entry door to the dwelling has been modified to supply a gate that enables air flow and lightweight into the dwelling whereas sustaining its privateness from the road. A wood field construction incorporates the dwelling’s residing program, housing a primary filter from the road and producing a totally unprogrammed mezzanine linked to the double-height residing house. This spatial continuity hyperlinks the kitchen-dining room, which already belongs to the second structural centreline, and the mezzanine, in addition to the gallery resulting in the courtyard.
The proposal endeavors to simplify the pre-existence by cleansing the get together partitions of superfluous cladding that stops the ceramic from with the ability to breathe and, subsequently, the hygrometric management of the realm. Then again, the false ceilings of the outdated premises are dismantled to enlarge the quantity as a lot as doable and compensate for the encapsulation of the city setting. As well as, the paving is handled in keeping with its stage. A primary stage of self-leveling ground rivals a second stage, which can be used to type the benches and sofas of the dwelling and to permit the passage of installations. In opposition to the fabric hardness of the house, the intervention focuses on a really well-insulated wood field that incorporates the bed room and loo and, by way of a small staircase hung from a steel beam, offers entry to the mezzanine.
The home depends on inertia to make sure good climatic efficiency. Through the winter, the exit to the courtyard is used as a south-facing gallery that gives a big quantity of warmth acquire. In the identical means, the home has been fastidiously insulated to attenuate warmth loss. Then again, in summer time, deciduous vegetation occupies the courtyard and turns it right into a shady house that enables warmth to flee at night time.