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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Single house in “El Alquián”, Almería by vora arquitectura

 
February 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

At an urban level, the building is situated on the corner of two very narrow streets, but avoids a direct relationship with them, closing the first two levels of the house around an enclosed external courtyard, which is both controlled and thermally benficial. In contrast, the top floor opens fully onto an open terrace above the street that allows distant views over the church towards the sea.

Single House In Almería

Single House In Almería

  • Architect: vora arquitectura
  • Address: calle Elcano 4. El Alquián (Almería)
  • Surface area: 150 m2
  • Project: Abr 2000 – Feb 2003
  • Construction start: June 2003 Construction completion: Junio 2006
  • Project architect: vora arquitectura (Pere Buil Castells)
  • Building coordination arquitects: vora arquitectura (Pere Buil Castells)
  • Project Team: Jordi Fornells Castelló
  • Structure: Jordi Pi Martínez
  • Building Technical architect (control execution): Dolores Escámez
  • Contractor: 1st fase José Carmelo Mañas. 2nd fase José Castillo
  • Client: Ezequiel Hernández Iribarne
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula Sardà

As a volume, the building aligns itself in height to the adjacent buildings on the two streets to achieve urban integration with the immediate physical environment. Closed with blind facades, the building does not move away from the popular regional architectural language of white-washed walls with few small openings, but is still clearly a building of contemporary design.

Single House In Almería

Single House In Almería

The house is organised around a small enclosed courtyard and a central piece containing the bathroom, which structures the circulation.The width of the patio aligns itself with the minimum required dimensions of the attic floor, so that the body of the attic is integrated and the buiding reads as a whole. The courtyard space is used as an extension of the house, both visually and physically. Climatically protected, it transforms a wide exit to the exterior without losing domestic intimacy. It becomes the heart of the home onto which all the habitable areas open.

Single House In Almería

Single House In Almería

The building is constructed in a very simple and economical way, with ceramic brick walls that combine all the functions that a perimeter wall must satisfy (structural, thermal, acoustic), plastered and painted throughout the exterior and lined with white plaster on the interior.

Single House In Almería

Single House In Almería

Single House In Almería

Single House In Almería



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