Puigpunyent Eco-Passive Home / Miquel Lacomba Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The home is situated within the valley of Puigpunyent, within the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain vary in Mallorca. It boasts optimum orientation in the direction of the south and open views in the direction of the mountains.
Entry to the home is thru a small porch the place there are movable vertical slats that can be utilized to manage the daylight. Inside, there may be the living-dining room space, the place the place and design of the furnishings shapes the house. The staircase, which is expressed as one other piece of furnishings, has a bookcase beneath it. This room, which faces south, has entry to the pergola. The fireside is tailored to the necessities of airtightness and insulation of the passive home, turning into a component of reference to the agricultural context. With the identical intention of integration with the setting, the uncovered construction of the wood beams is expressed on the bottom and first flooring ceilings. The west-facing kitchen is separate, though visually related to the living-dining room, with entry to the skin. On the primary flooring are the three south-facing bedrooms and a multi-purpose studio for the household’s creative creation.
Particular consideration has been paid to the colors and supplies for the inside of the home, selecting heat tones, utilizing wooden, pure stone, and white partitions coated with lime mortar. This offers the home a heat, pure and cosy really feel.
The home makes use of the principle passive sources comparable to south dealing with orientation, daylight management, excessive thermal insulation thickness, management of thermal bridges, good air tightness to exterior air, double movement of mechanical air flow with warmth restoration and excessive insulation and hermetic home windows. The photo voltaic panels cowl the vitality demand for the remainder of the home. Though it’s a passive home, cross air flow has been taken into consideration, since on summer time nights the pure coolness of the valley is used to chill the home naturally.
The home was constructed with ecological and sustainable supplies, horizontal wooden construction from sustainably managed forests, ceramic brick, hydraulic lime mortar, pure cork insulation, and lime-based acrylic finishes on the facade. For the inside finishes, pure oil-based wooden merchandise, silicate paints and stone therapies with A+ and “Ecolabel” seals have been used, i.e. virtually “0” VOC emission within the inside, ecological and environmentally pleasant. On this manner, the constructing envelope of the home has been conceived as a “third pores and skin”, all of the supplies of which it’s composed enable breathability to water vapour, and are freed from VOCs. It ought to be added that supplies comparable to lime, being hygroscopic, enable humidity to be regulated naturally. With the intention of minimising the ecological footprint, the “kilometre “0” idea has been integrated by working with builders and industrialists near the development space and, the place attainable, utilizing native or nationwide supplies. All these functions and standards have contributed to making sure that the home’s vitality consumption could be very low, while on the similar time offering a really excessive stage of consolation in addition to contributing to a respectful dedication to the setting.