Sandra and Mario’s Dwelling / NUA Arquitectures
Textual content material description equipped by the architects. The origin of Vila-seca, throughout the twelfth century, occurred by means of the repopulation of Tarragona after a protracted interval of abandonment, being a frontier land between al-Andalus and the county of Barcelona. Mainly, the origin of the inhabitants is likely to be understood principally as an intersection of roads between the axis that linked Cambrils with La Canonja, with the axis that linked Reus with the ocean.
On the central degree of the intersection, the church of San Esteve served as a foundational part from which the first walled metropolis coronary heart was formed. Already by means of the sixteenth century, town coronary heart of Vila-seca grew alongside the two seminal perpendicular axes exterior the partitions. This bidirectional suburban progress is materialized through rows of houses between social gathering partitions that lean in direction of the preliminary avenue, which shortly branches out to accommodate additional dwellings.
The house between social gathering partitions for Sandra, Mario, and their two children is probably going one of many houses that colonized a division of the road that linked the inhabitants with the ocean, the place suburban progress was additional insistent. Following the usual building of suburban rows, the plot presents an rectangular geometry with solely 4m width and 15.60m measurement with a single facade coping with the highway.
On account of small dimensions of the plot, the enterprise’s approach, which is outlined primarily through the half, depends on the volumetric exploration of home through the formalization of a light-weight amount that contrasts with the density and mass of town materials of the historic coronary heart, to which some subtractions are made, paying explicit consideration to the circulation of sunshine and the richness of home.
The staircase, in a central place and hooked as much as one in every of many social gathering partitions, articulates the dwelling and, on the an identical time, acts as a skylight illuminating the central areas, farther away from the facades. A strip of technical areas is organized on the alternative social gathering wall. The place of this central core frees up two open areas on each side that allow for the desired program of its inhabitants.
Partly, the dwelling presents asymmetry of voids. Firstly, a southwest-facing once more patio in continuity with the first-floor rooms permits for cross air stream and lighting of the house. This patio is accompanied by a double home that allows for an enchancment in spatial prime quality and maximizes the penetration of pure delicate into the within of the dwelling. On the underside floor, a multipurpose vestibule concerned with the highway permits for the blurring of boundaries and the appropriation of public home, and on the third floor, the setback of the attic permits for the formation of a greater and further private terrace.
Inside the group of the ultimate building of the dwelling, efforts have been made to bolster the lightness and transparency of all parts, fluid circulations, deep visuals, and pure cross-ventilation and lighting of areas to amass cosy habitability conditions in all seasons of the 12 months through passive strategies.
On the an identical time, the enterprise proposes a dialogue with the fully completely different layers of time to assemble a collage that accepts play and chance through materiality, preserving and making evident the current stone partitions of the social gathering partitions and using provides that are attribute of the place’s identification and have low environmental affect, resembling ceramics, picket, and lime mortar.
In coherence with the thought of the dwelling, the rear facade of the southwest-facing patio has been conceived as a giant glazed seize home that allows the entire residence to acquire the utmost attainable delicate in winter, with photograph voltaic security blinds on the market in summer season season. The facade coping with the highway, nevertheless, coping with northeast, is heavier and presents a composition of solids and voids that seeks to find out a dialogue and continuity with the morphology of the houses between social gathering partitions of the historic coronary heart of Vila-seca.