Cohousing San Juan / eneseis Arquitectura
Textual content description offered by the architects. Cohousing arises from the will of three households to construct a collaborative house the place they will share the synergies that come up from comparable life philosophies. A standard understanding of the connection between personal and public areas, together with the financial and social advantages of sharing these areas, kinds the inspiration of this collaborative housing undertaking.
The situation. The method begins with choosing a consolidated plot to attenuate the affect on pure terrain and proximity to public providers (transportation, colleges, outlets) to cut back reliance on personal autos. The properties – The configuration of the properties is set by the restricted measurement of the plot and the will to maximise inexperienced areas and communal areas.
To realize this, efforts have been made to attenuate the bottom ground’s floor space and prolong the backyard to the basement. The three residences are grouped round a shared connecting house, the patio, making a sheltered surroundings. Life revolves round this patio: circulation, communal areas, and a pool. In consequence, three spacious but compact properties are created, incorporating solely important makes use of. Research, video games, visitor rooms, recreation, eating, pool, laundry, and storage are shared functionalities.
Sustainability. The constructing takes benefit of the advantages of the Mediterranean local weather and operates with minimal vitality consumption. Each passive methods (managed orientation, thermal inertia, cross and induced air flow, pure lighting, underground structure, sealing, exterior vegetation) and lively methods (photovoltaic photo voltaic seize, grey water restoration, distant management solar safety) have been thought-about.
Building. Within the design course of, substantial emphasis was positioned on financial and constructive evaluation. Building methods have been proposed and developed to simplify the method by lowering layers: the construction incorporates insulation and serves as flooring, ceiling, and partitions. Joineries and furnishings full the development, defining the inside house with high quality. This development method allowed for a substantial discount in time and prices.
All these tasks carry a sure social duty, the place high-quality residences coexist with areas for joint actions, formed by residents in accordance with their wants. This fosters socialization and cooperation amongst inhabitants, inserting individuals on the forefront.