Elvira & Marcos House

Elvira & Marcos House

Architect
Pepe Gascón Arquitectura
Location
Carrer Revolt, 3, Viladecavalls, Barcelona, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2013
Category
Private Houses
Aitor Estévez

Elvira & Marcos House

Pepe Gascón Arquitectura as Architects

This house is located in a recently developed residential area that, as a result of the economic crisis experienced in Spain, is today the only house built there. The built-up landscape that surrounds this area is very varied, displaying a great diversity in geometry and colour. The aim therefore has been to build a house with a clear geometry but without resorting to unnecessary gestures, offering a forceful interpretation with a certain neutrality in the midst of the surrounding heterogeneity.

 

The exterior has therefore been produced with a single material, on the facades as well as on its single-pitch roof, emphasizing the volumetric clarity of the house. The vegetation that has grown haphazardly on the adjoining plots -not built on- leaves the house partially hidden.

 

The house is rectangular and has three levels: the small basement used as a garage, the ground floor where the day rooms are located and the first floor where all the bedrooms are concentrated. The interior staircase that connects the three floors is located next to the split level in the kitchen.

 

Internally, the painted hollow-core slabs of the ceiling are shown off together with a continuous concrete floor.

 

The continuous exterior insulation offered by the Sate system -used in the facades and roof- ensures the absence of thermal bridges in the overall envelope of the house on the outside. Together with the geothermal energy installed, the energy needs of this house are very low.


Material Used :

1. Geothermal energy:
Geothermal heat pump, generating 9'3 Kw. Commercial brand Vaillant, Geotherm exclusive VWS83-2.


2. Windows (aluminum):
Model RK-80 bicolour: colour RAL 9016 inside, color "grey 2007 texturized" outside. Glass 4+4+18+6 low emissivity and solar control - Commercial brand: Aluminios Kline.


3. Facade cladding/layers:
SATE Thermal Insulation System (facade) - 50 mms thick expanded polystyrene
insulation, flexible stucco finished, commercial brand Puma (Traditerm system).

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Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Geothermal heat pump - Geotherm exclusive VWS83-2Vaillant
Product Spec Sheet
Geothermal heat pump - Geotherm exclusive VWS83-2
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