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.
Santa María House in V Región, Chile by emA Arquitectos
January 4th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: emA Arquitectos
The house is located on land used for farming in the original house, with fruit trees planted in an area of 900 m2, where many of the existing trees are maintained, the construction does not alter the natural condition of the land, we work on a platform with a new level + -0.00, which, together with easing the construction, raises the view to the trees of the place.
Materials: Metal structure, tongue and groove paneling plywood outer, interior Drywall Materials boards and some exterior walls with oak cladding 70 mm. thick.
The fruit trees are irrigated by canals that flood the field in a controlled way. Thus, the house is built on pilotis, so as to insulate it from moisture in addition to making the thermal insulation of the house more efficient, allowing to ventilate and insulate the underside of the floor structure.
The northeast orientation, to the main views of the farm fruit trees, corresponds to the greater percentage of glazed facade of the house, along with the east facade that overlooks the neighboring lands.
The fruit trees are also incorporated into the house through terraces that make up the garden surface for now, along with the pool, as the field will be kept wild.
The southwest facade is designed as an opaque wall that includes all the furniture developed in the project, parallel to the main axis of the house, closets, master vanity, desk, buffet furniture, kitchen and pantry all designed as a single piece of furniture. This opaque facade is recognized and transformed into the access circulation via a ramp that connects the street level with the house.
The house is designed in a single volume, divided into two areas that maintain continuity in space. Social and service areas are in the space with a variable height, and in the simple height enclosure are the bedrooms, all sharing views and orientation.
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