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  7. Glass Pavilion / OFIS arhitekti

Glass Pavilion / OFIS arhitekti

  • 01:00 - 7 March, 2018
Glass Pavilion / OFIS arhitekti
Glass Pavilion / OFIS arhitekti, Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet

© Jose Navarrete © Jose Navarrete © Jose Navarrete Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet + 45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gorafe, 18890, Granada, Spain
  • Team

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, José Navarrete Jiménez, Lucas Blasco Sendón, Jakub Chaloupek, Agnieszka Sukienniczak
  • Area

    20.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

  • General contractor

    Permiz
  • Electrical engineering

    Energovat
  • Local contractor

    SHN Constructora
  • Structure and envelope

    AKT II / Hanif Kara, Daniel Bosia, Carlo Diaco, Edoardo Tibuzzi, Jose Montes, Lorenzo Greco, Deyan Marzev
  • Climate engineering

    Transsolar / Markus Krauss, Daniel Kiehlmann
  • Program

    initiator
  • Residential

    Guardian Glass
  • Type

    temporary retreat
  • More Specs Less Specs
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet

RESEARCH
The Glass Pavilion is a research prototype for a comfortable if elementary retreat in a tense juxtaposition with harsh surrounding environment. The project, initiated by Guardian Glass is challenging thermal and structural abilities of glass. Instead of focusing only in “a glass as a window element” the concept explored its advanced potentials, e.g. transparent but shading element, a thin but thermally efficient envelope that is also the sole structural support.

© Jose Navarrete
© Jose Navarrete
© Jose Navarrete
© Jose Navarrete

This project is a response to the local, desert climate conditions. It is about both passive design and renewable energy generation. The building's footprint contains every element that makes life possible from energy production to waste water treatment, while maintaining a comfortable interior only surrounded by a stunning, uninterrupted 360‎° views.

© Jose Navarrete
© Jose Navarrete
Concept 01. Image Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Concept 01. Image Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet

PROGRAM
The Glass Pavilion will be the setting of a 1-week retreat for a single person or a couple. The guests will be selected from different tourist sharing platforms. The internal space is organized in 3 parts: bedroom, living area and bathroom with sanitary core in the middle with all of the spaces opening towards the porch which is a covered and shaded external platform that is protected from the sun and wind.

Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet
Floorplan
Floorplan
© Jose Navarrete
© Jose Navarrete

GLASS WALLS AS A STRUCTURE

The unit uses the vertical glazing panels of the envelope as structural walls, resisting the desert’s high-speed winds and supporting the timber stressed skin roof and deck. The glass thermally efficient envelope is constructed of triple glazing walls that, due to use of almost invisible coatings, protects the interior from the sun.

© Jose Navarrete
© Jose Navarrete
Detail
Detail
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet

Excerpt from AKT II structural engineers: “This is the third iteration of our collaboration in research and design with OFIS Architects, continuing our exploration into the intrinsic structural nature of glass and timber. Set in the harsh weather conditions of Spain’s Gorafe desert, the unit uses the vertical glazing panels of the envelope as structural walls, resisting the desert’s high-speed winds and supporting the timber stressed skin roof. Our Envelopes team developed bespoke details to accommodate the structural function of the glazing, and supported the client during the procurement phase.”

Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet
Courtesy of Guardian Glass photo Gonzalo Botet

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Cite: "Glass Pavilion / OFIS arhitekti" 07 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/890196/glass-pavilion-ofis-arhitekti/> ISSN 0719-8884

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