Paral·lel Constructing / OHLAB
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Paral·lel is a residential undertaking within the quiet neighborhood of La Bonanova, southwest of Palma, with two impartial blocks. Profiting from the pb+3 laws, the buildings are designed in order that the 12 homes, regardless of the density and restricted house, get pleasure from sustainability, vitality effectivity, and privateness with small-sized non-public gardens and swimming pools. Some homes are duplexes, 6 on the bottom flooring with backyard and pool, and 6 penthouses with rooftop swimming pools and panoramic views of the bay of Palma, Cala Mayor, and Illetas.
The principle facades, situated in the very best orientations, views, and gardens, are composed of folding wood blinds with horizontal slats that act as a solar filter, producing a dynamic impact that evokes the pergolas and conventional lattices of the Mediterranean. This answer permits for regulating privateness and controlling the entry of daylight all year long.
The facade pores and skin is characterised by its versatility, because the panels might be lifted and remodeled from blinds to pergolas in response to the wants of the home, orientation, and solar publicity. This method permits for photo voltaic acquire in winter and safety towards overheating in summer season, making a altering, natural, and permeable envelope that displays the inside lifetime of the homes.
The undertaking has been designed to realize most vitality effectivity and really low air con demand. On this method, the necessity for air con and cooling is considerably lowered in comparison with standard buildings, making it a building with lowered vitality prices.
The design of the principle facades is optimized by means of photo voltaic research and is impressed by Mallorcan vernacular custom. The wooden used within the undertaking is licensed, which implies that it has been obtained by means of accountable and sustainable forest administration.
The lateral facades of the constructing current a technique that permits integration into the city context. On this sense, extra strong and airtight facades have been designed that restrict the views in the direction of the closest neighbors and the adjoining streets, guaranteeing the privateness of the customers.
The selection of various textures and earthy tones on the lateral facades contributes to the visible integration of the constructing within the city setting and its contextualization inside the city material. The irregularity within the openings and the mix of various textures and tones break the flatness and regularity of the lateral facades, offering a extra natural and pure character to the constructing.
The buildings incorporate a rainwater assortment and storage system to make the most of water assets and decrease environmental impression, utilizing the saved water for the swimming pools and irrigation of the Mediterranean gardens.
A collection of pure and native supplies has been carried out, permitting for a harmonious relationship between the constructing and its environment, in addition to an applicable response to climatic and environmental circumstances. Mallorcan hydraulic tiles and custom-made terrazzo create a heat and welcoming environment, reflecting the native building custom with low environmental impression in extraction and manufacturing. Being native assets, they decrease transportation and CO2 emissions.