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.
Roncero House in Madrid, Spain by ALT arquitectura
October 21st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: ALT arquitectura
In a slope raises a two-story house with distinct entrances for each floor. The property is developed as a narrow longitudinal scheme to make the most of garden plot. The volume arises from the main street of the merger of the two branches of access and it develops as a concrete materialization in the first floor which rises to close the volume weightless cantilever.
This house is perhaps the most expressive I have done. We wanted that huge concrete surfaces were to fly over the ground, without giving too many clues of structural performance. We were looking for a non logical structure to provide spaces of something magical …
The volume setting has been designed to deceive the intuitive structural sense tells us why things do not fall. Contemplating large and heavy volumes of concrete without knowing where they hold an odd and pleasant sensation. The heavy becomes light.
The large glass skylight manages to create the feeling of being outside, and consciousness breaks indoors as possible, and increase the lightness of the staircase. We used calibrated round20mm. The end result has a surprising rigidity. IPE200 beams that support the treads hanging, were bolted to the concrete by a plate dimension of the head of the beam.
The space change with movement and with the variable interaction of sunlight, each moment and every single position in space.
The house is composed of overlapping spatial concepts. Some are more three-dimensional, others are more bi-dimensional, and everything is woven by one-dimensional vertical rods of the ladder.
The material that creates the main enclosure is concrete. What is not concrete, or fluted metal is polished stainless steel. The windows are aluminum finished steel. We selected a special profile of straight angles. My intention is that nature is reflected in the skin of the building, accentuating the flight of the large volume of concrete.
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