Valldoreix – 2017
Valldoreix – 2017
A balanced house above a sloping land. An ecological and healthy home made with wooden structure and oriented to take full advantage of the potential of the plot from its terraces. The south facade allows to warm the house in winter with the sunlight that enters through the large windows, and the north façade allows to enjoy excellent views and the repair of the shade from the terrace. With this we obtain a transparent housing, connected with the outside and open to the nature and the views, thus avoiding the “barrier” effect that could have a dwelling in this type of land.
The foundation has been made without concrete, with a structure of steel pillars and helical anchors that are screwed to the ground until the required load capacity is reached. The pillars have been adapted to the specific needs of the land and have minimized the environmental impact of the construction.
Energy Efficiency Rating
– 56,95 KgCO2/m²
Energy consumption in air conditioning
The wooden structure of the house was assembled in 10 days and the entire project was completed in 10 weeks. The design responds to the requirements of the bioclimatic design of the construction. The roof structure, which generously covers the house as an eave, allows to dispense with the blinds in the south façade because it protects the house from the summer sun and facilitates the entrance of the sun in winter. The windows of both facades are distributed symmetrically to favor cross ventilation and thus help naturally to maintain the thermal comfort in the house.
In the installations section, the system of mechanical ventilation of double flow with recuperador of heat stands out, that allows the constant renovation of air of the house and reduces the expense in air-conditioning. A pellet stove heats the house in winter and a system of solar panels on the southern façade reduces energy consumption from the grid and allows to have hot water from a renewable source. In addition, the house has a rainwater reservoir of 5000 liters that allows collecting and accumulating rainwater and take advantage of it for irrigation. Thanks to these measures and the efficiency achieved through design and materials, housing achieves a negative carbon footprint and an A + energy label.
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