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  7. Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos

Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 10 April, 2010
Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos
Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos

Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos +26

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  • Location

    Calle Orfila 7, Madrid, Spain
  • Architects

    Ábalos + Sentkiewicz arquitectos
  • Project Directors

    Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz
  • Project Team

    Víctor Garzón, Elena Cuerda, Juan José González, Ismael Martín, Luis Matanzo, Alfredo Muñoz
  • Structural Engineer

    NB35
  • M/E

    Pedro Blanco
  • Quality Surveyor

    Ramón Paradinas
  • Rendering

    Jens Richter
  • Client

    OLABE S.L
  • Constructor

    CYR Proyectos y Obras
  • Budget

    810,360€
  • Area

    1984.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. A building on the site of an old Palace’s adjacent stables, in the center of Madrid, gave us the opportunity to experiment with the overlap between the tradition of Madrid’s viewpoints and a shaded and permeable curtain wall, permitting us conjugate the traditional comfort of big linked rooms with the cleanliness of contemporary spaces and their indoor-outdoor fluency. At the same time the context, conditioned by the Palace and the existence of large trees, has led us to imagine this small building as a pavilion responding at the same time to all sensations in the context and none, apparently absorbed in its own spatial and material organization laws, but always trying to solve a more general and difficult problem, the “elegance” one, a sticky attribute from where is not always easy to get architecture.

The distribution outline meets the requirements of sunning and ventilation of Madrid (whose wind regimes, more intense than Chicago ones, turn this into the main regulation climate system). Compact and deep building, cross ventilation, north-south orientation, a centre courtyard and large openings with solar protection form a thermodynamic scheme, present in traditional architecture, that leads to orientate living room to south, dormitories to north and services around the courtyard, creating a ring. This outline is superimposed with a series of terraces that are digging the section and generate large outside living room in direct connection with the gardened environment.

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14 Comments

Andrei P · April 13, 2010

Way too generous with space if you ask me, but I guess there are people who would ask for such a luxury flat. 5 baths for a 3 dorm flat and 10 meter long kitchen. That is luxury.

Home Decor News · April 12, 2010

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up_today_arch · April 12, 2010

Prfest view from the W.C. :) I'll spend then all my times there. Luxury, good, fresh.

arnold · April 11, 2010

luxurious house of flats. good planing of flats.

the only one defect in this project I see: the glass walls. if the mains facades would view in to the park or wide and indefinite/unreserved lanscape, everything will be ok. but now there're the close neighbourhood of others living houses in front the windows. and I think, that flats in this house will buy rich people. so how about their privacy?

and one question: does 10 cars places in the garage enough for this house?

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Eric Skiba · April 11, 2010

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Graham Cowen · April 10, 2010

Fab inside and out! Lovely :) RT @archdaily Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos http://archdai.ly/ae1n0B

th · April 10, 2010

Its a shame, that kind of construction / development cannot be proffitable in the US. That is nice.

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