LABT-20 Modular Residence / Estudio Borrachia Arquitectos + GB Arquitectos
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The “Labt-20” modules are a part of a serial execution and workshop manufacturing system that may be modified and tailored to completely different climates and person wants by merely altering their dimension and a few explicit traits, including consolation and companies. They attempt to be compact buildings, with somewhat coated floor, versatile and surpassing the very fashionable concept of “Glamping” by proposing way more than a easy shelter, from a small habitat to implant in excessive landscapes, such because the slope of a mountain, a forest, the sting of a lake or a river, and many others., to a home or a vacationer advanced that feeds on these items of structure and is accomplished with the required infrastructure, reaching balanced interactions with nature, flora, and fauna, and understanding structure, its inhabitants and every little thing round them as a part of a steady and joint organism.
An entire collection of methods are added to the modules as a way to obtain a minimal footprint on the panorama; such because the bases, that are put in in a number of hours and could be eliminated in the identical period of time, making the intervention within the territory respectful and even ephemeral; Or the lifting hooks, designed as a part of the structure and completely linked to the constructing in case it must be relocated.
Inside this catalog of elements, there are additionally components of interplay with the positioning, reminiscent of springs, decks, walkways, and ramps, making an attempt to restrict the intervention to a couple sq. meters across the module after which protect the panorama intact and even create a brand new panorama on the constructing with the inexperienced terrace.
This notion that will initially appear contradictory, a fusion with the panorama and the concept of nomadism as a precept, has every little thing to do with the best way of inhabiting our native peoples; a system that adapts to the positioning, with components from the encircling panorama itself, however that additionally permits to be eliminated and relocated as a part of a tradition that seeks the perfect places to generate momentary habitats whereas minimally altering the place of intervention.
The detailed research carried out on the ecosystem to be intervened and the difference of the piece to the actual circumstances of it shortly interprets into the manufacturing logic, searching for to deliver “the workshop” nearer to the completely different factors the place the modules can be situated to generate native networks that enable us to nourish ourselves not solely with the supplies of the world but in addition with the workforce, organizing coaching and new job positions and thus strengthening small regional economies.
These concepts associated to round financial system search to make use of prefabrication, supplies reminiscent of wooden, and light-weight, self-supporting, and super-insulated development methods reminiscent of SIP panels, in addition to optimized relationships with local weather, daylight, and air flow, circumstances that enable for extra environment friendly use of assets, each in manufacturing and subsequent use.
SIP panels and optimized relationships with local weather, solar publicity, and air flow circumstances intention to make useful resource use extra environment friendly in each manufacturing and subsequent use. Fundamental passive operational standards reminiscent of cross-ventilation, the “chimney” impact, or the inexperienced roof search to finish these premises in line with the seasons and interplay with the local weather. In summer time, in every of the areas, opening the home windows accelerates the air getting into, and with the opening of the skylights on the roof, the new air inside is pushed exterior, repeatedly renewing the constructing’s local weather and reducing the temperature.
In winter, the insulation on every face, the air chambers, and the supplies of the window frames have been studied in order that minimal heating, reminiscent of that generated by a wooden range, is enough to offer heat to the complete inside.
These modules are accomplished with photovoltaic panels, geothermal heating and cooling methods, photo voltaic water heaters, and a variety of home equipment that optimize consumption and permit for whole disconnection from infrastructure networks in excessive conditions.
The Labt-20 described right here is put in within the metropolis of Metropolis Bell, in La Plata, Buenos Aires province, in a typical panorama of the humid Pampas, surrounded by crops and wooded areas. It corresponds to the ten.5-meter lengthy and 31.5m2 floor mannequin and features as a everlasting residence for one or two folks, complementing the amenities of a big home on the different finish of the plot whereas coexisting with the pool, barbecue space, and laundry as frequent areas. On the identical time, it achieves whole privateness by being put in close to a small forest and about 100 meters from the present advanced.
It has an area for residing and eating that additionally permits for including one or two transformable furnishings items into beds to accommodate extra folks, and a kitchen that’s thought-about the one mounted ingredient within the spatial distribution and, along with the lavatory, types the moist space of the module. On the reverse finish of the residing space, there’s a bed room that’s remoted from the remainder of the areas via the operation of a collection of sliding panels that additionally combine it privately with the lavatory.
On the outside and thru a sailor ladder on one in all its sides, you may entry the inexperienced roof and the perspective, finishing the totality of the usable areas.
As a part of the extra methods already deliberate for the Labt-20, a ramp, and an exterior deck have been added to this system. The deck is related to the big entrance window and serves as a patio, organizing out of doors furnishings and offering entry to the staircase that results in the terrace with none contact with the bottom, reaching a purposeful continuity between all of the use areas.