- Structural:Antonio Reboreda Martínez
- Mecanical:Ana Mª Vigo, Manuel López, Lourdes Rey Rey, Fátima Iglesias González
- Master Builder:Sancho Páramo Cerqueira
- Builder:Construcciones Abal S.L.
- Architect In Charge:Jesús Irisarri Castro, Guadalupe Piñera Manso
Text description provided by the architects. Three materials generate diverse atmospheres, which chain in the experience of the user searching on the presence of the objects at the landscape, on the control of the relations between the constructed space and the environment.
The glass envelope, with a wood structure, offers multiple shades and an extraordinary capacity of interaction with the environmental conditions. The glass of exterior facade, placed in two caps, ranges between being a veil, forming draughty façade, that permit to see the wood of the isolation, to translucent wall but thickness, with the solution of wood between both glass, to light lattice that opens the building on the outside.
This way the building travels according to the conditions of light, from an appearance of crystalline carved volume, to a certain evocation of shed palisade or agricultural gallery. The courts will offer diverse atmospheres when the vegetation grows, since in each of them the density and peculiarities of the natures in them created it will be different, and will offer different paces throughout the year.
Constructive memory: To look for the wealth of shades that can be obtained, making the façade structure more or less present, added to the care in controlling the climatic functioning of the building, it was required a great precision in the details and in the putting in work.
The construction like structural element of the carpentry of wood, give the thickness required to the façade, and allow to obtain on the south putting the glass as interior layer , the necessary protection of the summer Sun. This gets improved making the studding of wood evident on the outside in lattice.
The glass facade shapes a prism that stands out and empty to generate diverse courts and to be left to invade for the garden. The cuts of the courts, clear, show an interior different from the exterior envelope. They are more artificial, all of them of galvanized steel, and receive the private part of the program, whereas the transverse spaces define the zones of the patients.
Façade areas are translucent walls that connect environmentally with the exterior, and manage to demonstrate the thickness of the wall, when the wood structure is at the interior. In the south front and west, the glass work as a draughty permanently facade in its exterior layer, whereas in the east and north facades ,the glass shapes closed boxes for a major isolation.