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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.

Vivienda La Florida in Madrid, Spain by Otto Medem de la Torriente

 
December 6th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Otto Medem de la Torriente

The Florida’s housing is one of the most representative project in our office.

At the project’s beginnings we saw that one of the most important determinant thing, it was its own situation.

The lot was really close to the A6 highway, a very important road in Madrid, so the constant  noise it was very uncomfortable in spite of the location: a quiet  place with lots of vegetation.

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

So the orientation was a basic factor from the first design.

With all these ideas and another aesthetic and functional components, that continued with our office philosophy, it emerged the idea:

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

THE PROTECTIVE ARM

We wanted the house to be like arms that protect its users from the exterior noise and from the cold north. That idea’s materialization was two pieces, “L” positioned, that give back to the highway and that receives the light and the sun warmth from the southeast.

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

The house’s project, the plants and the building’s shape had continuous changes to obtain nowadays one. It had to adjust to the customer’s needs.

The rooms were distributed in three levels. The ground floor and the upper floor were oriented to the garden, but the basement was semi-buried, so we designed 3 courtyards to get the light in this side of the house.

The final result was really satisfying, both for the customer and our office.

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

Image Courtesy © Otto Medem de la Torriente

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