North Face / nodo17 group

North Face / nodo17 group

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El Escorial, Spain
  • Execution Director: Ignacio Delgado Conde.
  • Structure: Jofemar.
  • Facillities: A.C.H. + Euring.
  • Site Manager: Mario Arias, Javier Díaz, Javier Bravo
  • Subcontractors: Alser, Aimad, Alumifyl, Complufer, Celsius, Nadalux, Jardinería-Sostenible, Levantina, Mosso, Lumbre.
  • Design Team: Félix Toledo Lerín, Noelia Sonmolinos, Luis del Rey Cristobal
  • Partners: Manuel Pérez Romero, Jaime Tarazona Lizárraga.
  • City: El Escorial
  • Country: Spain
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Text description provided by the architects. North Face was designed as a protection wall from cold winds. It was built reusing granite masonry from a house in ruins. In the inner facade of North Face wall grows a humid landscape of climbing plants, ficus and palms trees. A south oriented solar chimney illuminates the interior landscape from above. 

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The program is developed between the inner landscape of north face wall and the exterior landscape formed by liquidambars and cedars. The house volume is fragmented to enhance diagonal views of the exterior landscape.

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The project is opened to south orientation and protected to west one, trying to minimize energy consumption. Eaves and deciduous trees allows optimal sun protection. Inner landscape works as a greenhouse during winter enhancing cross ventilation in summer. The building envelope is formed by multiple isolation layers preventing any cold bridging. An 80 cms  pipe with a total length of 300m is buried along site, working as a Canadian pipe system that allows pre-conditioned air. 

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Cite: "North Face / nodo17 group" [Cara Norte / nodo17 group] 03 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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