Two residential houses on the coast designed on environmental issues, playing with the sun and the views.
We generating spaces based on the different seasons of the site. It´s a principal pergola with a courtyard to use the natural insulation.
The swimming pool seat on the site and using the land to design the garden. With this topography, the two houses are at differentiated heights but similar proposals.
This project is a commission around maximisation of space about the number of living units.
Working on an optimal plan arrangement, centralizing common vertical circulation and promoting natural ventilation through an internal courtyard we managed to place two units per level with a total of 6 flats.
Due to the proximity of the neighbours, the narrow streets and the intensity of high temperatures over summer, a sliding faceted double-layered facade provides for multiple performances.
The rehabilitation of this house in the old town of Tremp has various characteristics along with the building. It has a triple facade: the existing one, a thick void for ventilation purposes, and a new facade to protect the interiors of the building. Perforations and openings contribute to structurally as connections between the old and the new facade.
In the interior, a patio divides the space and serves as vertical circulation connections all levels. The common area has no defined limit losing it thresholds into a back garden.
The project is located in the residential area of Jebel Ali in the Dubai waterfront. We were asked to develop a hotel resort with residential spaces, but most important, offering an eco-friendly environment in Dubai. We decided to present a proposal using the breezes from the ocean for natural ventilation and cover the proposal with a thick layer of vegetation for insulation purposes. With massive solar panels facade, we create an icon of energy, technology and the environment. In parallel, the shadow cast of the main facade cools down the rest of the building and it provides a pleasant atmosphere on the roof gardens for diverse activities.