Marcela Home / Erbalunga estudio
Textual content description offered by the architects. The rehabilitation of this constructing is situated in a village in Toledo. A spot characterised by its low rainfall, low temperatures in winter, and excessive temperatures in summer season. A spot the place social life and household life separate on the entrance threshold of every home, and which is of particular significance behind closed doorways. The vast majority of our tasks are developed primarily based on a seek for gentle. Nevertheless, when this challenge of a courtyard home in Toledo arrived, the event of the challenge was primarily based on a seek for shade, filtered gentle, and shadow areas.
The home is introduced as a set of buildings articulated round a courtyard, following the normal structure of the place. Every of those buildings gives its inhabitants completely different potentialities to be used and private achievement. The entire has (a important dwelling, courtyard, porticoed entry area, workshop for an artist, visitor module, wood-fired kitchen for celebrations, and laundry room).
From the surface, the traits of Castilian vernacular structure are preserved. Thick, poorly perforated partitions form the road boundary and create a barrier to its inside life. However within the courtyard, these partitions are remodeled into way more permeable, light-weight skins, endowed with nice effectivity, which handle to interweave visible references by means of the courtyard and between the completely different rooms.
The courtyard is configured because the social epicenter of the home. On this uncovered inside area, one can keep or entry every of the completely different rooms. The primary component, the dwelling, acts as a backdrop by means of a permeable ceramic pores and skin, which not solely gives privateness but in addition acts as a photo voltaic management component, so essential in these latitudes. On this approach, the lighting management of conventional homes is achieved with out shedding the reference to their non-public exterior area.
Supplies and designs typical of the realm have been utilized in making an attempt to homogenize the colour palette. Using herringbone brick creates light slopes for rainwater drainage, however when dry, it configures a steady exterior area with the inside, semi-manual ceramic bricks for the brand new facades, which dialogue with the previous facades, ocher-toned ceramic pavements on flooring and inside partitions, with a lot softer textures and simpler to scrub.