9 Vault House
Roland Halbe

9 Vault House

Jose Maria Sanchez Garcia as Architects

The project inverts this structural order due to the functional requirements, allowing a new spatial and programmatic arrangement. Two T-beams relieve the space of the need for intermediate supports, permitting the creation of a new open plan ground floor. The combination of brick arches and concrete beams generates a spatial grid of successive beams and vaults that span a highly complex space. Functional logic dictates the maintenance of the division of the first two rooms —garage and guest room— on the street side.

photo_credit Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe

The living room becomes a diaphanous space that opens horizontally onto the interior garden, protected vertically by the structural cross and the six groin vaults. While the floor plan generates a continuous space, these vaulted ceilings create partitions within it.

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