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  7. Half Buried House / eneseis arquitectura

Half Buried House / eneseis arquitectura

  • 03:00 - 22 November, 2016
Half Buried House / eneseis arquitectura
Half Buried House / eneseis arquitectura, © Andrés Flasjzer
© Andrés Flasjzer

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Alacant, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Daniel Solbes, Jose Luis Durán
  • Area

    170.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Collaborating Architect

    Daniel Cano, Luis Hernandez
  • Constructor

    Construcciones y reformas quintanilla
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© Andrés Flasjzer
© Andrés Flasjzer

Text description provided by the architects. Aspe´s half buried house is located in the typical inner Alicante´s half desertic landscape, amongst irrigated crops and low mountains of great beauty, yet surrounded by a single family residential tissue, dense and repetitive.

© Andrés Flasjzer
© Andrés Flasjzer

Winters are not too cold, and at the same time there is a dominant West wind that lowers thermal feeling. Summers are very hot and dry.

© Andrés Flasjzer
© Andrés Flasjzer

Project´s main goal was to achieve an special place, highly related to landscape, in order to live comfortably.

© Andrés Flasjzer
© Andrés Flasjzer

Project´s strategy was to work at the same time plot, landscape and building, to obtain the most of them, enhancing themselves to each other.

Landscape is a prolongation of the garden, which is a prolongation of the home.

Thermal confort was achieved by partially burying the dwelling. Thanks to that, the house takes advantage of the thermal inertia, that naturally adjusts temperature. This, together with a targeted orientation that obtains winnings in winter and protection in summer, plus a crossed ventilation, results into a thermal responsive home.

© Andrés Flasjzer
© Andrés Flasjzer

By burying the house taking advantage of the plot´s slope, two flat levels are activated: the terrace-garden area above, plus the house level where pool is located as well.

Ground Floor
Ground Floor

House´s floor plan has S shape, attached to plot´s west edge, where entrance is located too. Dwelling is required pass in order to access the plot, protecting at the same time the pool.

© Andrés Flasjzer
© Andrés Flasjzer

Inner S side generates an open court where main rooms and circulation face, creating an extension of inner space towards outer garden, without an intimacy loss.

Result is a white construction that highlights the house, and that embeds itself into the terrain, interweaving with gardens, courtyards, inner spaces and terraces, creating different ways of experiencing the place, and relating to the landscape.

Cite: "Half Buried House / eneseis arquitectura" 22 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799819/half-buried-house-eneseis-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884
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