CB Home / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The undertaking consists of the rehabilitation of an outdated home situated within the middle of Sabadell. It’s a typical location within the metropolis the place we discover slender plots going through two streets. The neighborhood is characterised by small buildings between get together partitions on the bottom flooring or the bottom flooring and higher flooring.
The home occupies, atypically, the block courtyard of one of many plots, with a single entrance of 8 m going through the road. The prevailing home solely has one facade, and its 3 get together partitions border the courtyards and garages of neighboring buildings. In accordance with rules, the 90 m² home can solely be developed on the bottom flooring.
Alternatively, the prevailing building consists of a vertical and horizontal construction with important pathologies that make its preservation unfeasible. As well as, capillary moisture and lack of sunshine and air flow make the home utterly unhealthy.
The start line of our undertaking has been to unravel all these unfavorable constraints. The answer is achieved by means of a single motion, the displacement of the prevailing courtyard in the direction of the middle of the home.
This new central courtyard will increase its dimensions and turns into the house that organizes the remainder of the rooms. On the similar time, it supplies gentle, air, radiation, and air flow by means of its glass roof.
Due to this passive technique, we management the inside temperature of the home, sustaining an annual demand of 19 kW/m² and rising the probabilities of use of the central courtyard. In winter, it’s used as an inside house that shops power due to photo voltaic radiation and the thermal inertia of the partitions, and in summer season, it transforms into a brand new out of doors terrace.
In abstract, by means of a bioclimatic central house, we not solely remedy the pre-existing unhealthiness but additionally create optimum situations to get pleasure from a house protected against the noise and frantic tempo of an enormous metropolis.
Bioclimatic methods and constructing lifespan: bioclimatic courtyard with greenhouse impact, thermal inertia from ceramic partitions and concrete slab, high-performance thermal envelope, managed cross air flow.
Methods for decreasing the ecological footprint: wooden as the primary factor within the roof, home windows, and inside cladding, masonry partitions constructed from biomass-fired ceramic items, and native bóvila, cellulose insulation.