Residence hkZ / BLAF Architecten
Textual content material description provided by the architects. BLAF’s curiosity in sustainable constructing isn’t restricted to the vitality effectivity of buildings. What characterizes BLAF is that we proceed to answer in design to the increasingly difficult issues with spatial planning, sustainability, affordability, circularity, and housing. Our imaginative and prescient progress depends on, amongst completely different points, experimenting with the basic a part of our “genetic” supplies: the single-family residence.
The establishing program is conceived as a paved footprint that options every the heated residential program and some private outdoors areas. The complete is enclosed by a grid of concrete piers, topped by a concrete ring beam that envelops the underlying and ranging roof kind. This building defines a clear bodily boundary, with out being closed to its environment. Consequently, there isn’t a such factor as a need for further bodily parcel demarcation.
Solely the moat on the doorway of the plot perpetuates the private-public gradient. The facades of the outer contour of the development are parallel to the plot boundaries. Closed parts had been provided in facade masonry all through the concrete grid. The facades of the heated residential program, nevertheless, are partly oriented at an angle of 45 ° and had been primarily provided as clear facade parts. Solely the absolutely south-facing facade was partly equipped with closed facade surfaces with picket cladding to forestall overheating. In consequence, fully completely different sightlines/views unfold all through the residence in path of the predominantly inexperienced context.
These views enhance transparency and appropriately maximize contact with the environment. The fully completely different areas/rooms of the residential program had been deliberate all through the heated amount according to the logic of the orientation. On the underside flooring, there are all of the required areas to have the flexibility to speak of a lifelong residential course of: dwelling areas, storage, sanitary areas, and the dad and mother’ mattress room. The youngsters’s bedrooms, nevertheless, had been positioned semi-underground with a view over the grass line of the yard areas. That’s all through the logic of the rising heat and thus optimum outcomes for the vitality effectivity of this residence.
The blurred boundary between inside and outside is visually strengthened by the “outside rooms” which might be part of the constructed program. They really fold themselves from the outer contour into the house and thus intertwine inside and outside. The concrete grid of which they kind half, nevertheless, defines a clear decide all through the inexperienced plot which will thus retain its individuality / grand character. Assistance from the yard stays unchanged. Extra pavements spherical the house are decreased to a minimal, inside the kind of an entry path to the doorway door and lanes for a car. They’re provided in a permeable strategy.