CB Home / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The mission consists of the rehabilitation of an previous home positioned within the heart of Sabadell. It’s a typical location within the metropolis the place we discover slim plots going through two streets. The neighborhood is characterised by small buildings between occasion partitions on the bottom ground or the bottom ground and higher ground.
The home occupies, atypically, the block courtyard of one of many plots, with a single entrance of 8 m going through the road. The prevailing home solely has one facade, and its 3 occasion partitions border the courtyards and garages of neighboring buildings. In keeping with rules, the 90 m² home can solely be developed on the bottom ground.
Then again, the present building consists of a vertical and horizontal construction with vital pathologies that make its preservation unfeasible. As well as, capillary moisture and lack of sunshine and air flow make the home utterly unhealthy.
The place to begin of our mission has been to unravel all these damaging constraints. The answer is achieved by means of a single motion, the displacement of the present courtyard in the direction of the middle of the home.
This new central courtyard will increase its dimensions and turns into the area that organizes the remainder of the rooms. On the similar time, it offers mild, air, radiation, and air flow by means of its glass roof.
Due to this passive technique, we management the inside temperature of the home, sustaining an annual demand of 19 kW/m² and rising the probabilities of use of the central courtyard. In winter, it’s used as an inside area that shops vitality due to photo voltaic radiation and the thermal inertia of the partitions, and in summer time, it transforms into a brand new out of doors terrace.
In abstract, by means of a bioclimatic central area, we not solely resolve the pre-existing unhealthiness but additionally create optimum situations to get pleasure from a house protected against the noise and frantic tempo of a giant metropolis.
Bioclimatic methods and constructing lifespan: bioclimatic courtyard with greenhouse impact, thermal inertia from ceramic partitions and concrete slab, high-performance thermal envelope, managed cross air flow.
Methods for lowering the ecological footprint: wooden as the principle aspect within the roof, home windows, and inside cladding, masonry partitions produced from biomass-fired ceramic items, and native bóvila, cellulose insulation.