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Holm Oak’s House / Aranguren&Gallegos Arquitectos

Holm Oak’s House / Aranguren&Gallegos Arquitectos

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada + 33

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 450.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017
  • Photographs Photographer: Jesús Granada
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: DANOSA, Mitsubishi Electric, Technal
© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

Text description provided by the architects. In a clearing in the pine forest of the southern slope of Mount Abantos of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is situated the house, that embraces an existing Holm oak.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
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© Jesús Granada
Basement floor plan
Basement floor plan
© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The place is a privileged vantage point with unique views to the south, visually dominating the plain that extends from the Sierra de Guadarrama to the city of Madrid, which is framed the horizon signed by the high towers of new construction.

Axonometric 01
Axonometric 01
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Axonometric 02
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Axonometric 03

Therefore the house is conceived as a large gazebo, open and clear.
It is organized into two levels: the upper with public areas is very permeable, like a floating pavilion on the landscape; and the lower, with the bedrooms, is embedded in the rock of the place opening through porches and windows to the south.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The system that relates and connects the two levels of the house is a concrete slab that folds and shapes the overall envelope. As if it were a floor, deck plans are landscaped, so that from the top of the slope the house is perceived as natural soil, while since its interior is open and bright.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

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Cite: "Holm Oak’s House / Aranguren&Gallegos Arquitectos" [Casa de la Encina / Aranguren&Gallegos Arquitectos] 06 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/891902/holm-oaks-house-aranguren-and-gallegos-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884

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