Casa Velazquez Residential House by Joaquín Millán Villamuelas

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Casa Velazquez

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Residential House

INSPIRATION:
This is a Single Family housing project designed as a work of spaces crystallization. The house plays with this discrete urban situation, surrounded by other quite simple buildings, becoming a little find, something different that the pedestrian will discover by chance, on the same way that a geologist finds this precious mineral that he has been looking for a long time and suddenly shows up on the most unexpected place. The house spaces have a tectonic configuration, is like a nice mineral.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Velazquez House intends to seek a great formal and material expressiveness using low resources, in a plot located in an environment without any attractive architectural or cultural references to be able to dialogue with them. The house is presented as a set of pixels, spatial blocks crowded together, like a crystallized mineral. This organic, stony, condition of the house is also transferred to the design of its interiors, playing with marbled or mineral-like materials. A mineral to live in!

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The House is designed to be lived on the first floor. It is 1, 5 meters over the street level, but the user will lose the perception of live over the street once he/she gets inside, doubt to the two patios, that are also elevated over the street. This design decision was to make as big as possible the underground parking floor, and to enjoy the family life on comfortable and more useful patios. The house is designed with a very efficient radiant floor heating (RFH) system. The floor of each room will work as a radiator that warms everything exactly to the temperature that the owner wants.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project phase went from September 2016 to July 2017. Construction phase went from December 2017 to September 2018. The house is built in Mora, a village in central Spain.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The house has 2 floors. The lower is a concrete made vase that occupies all the plot. There is strong rock just behind the house and an underground water flowing so it was decided to build a concrete vase to protect the house from humidity. The upper level has metallic structure and brick walls cladded by travertine tiles or white plaster in the outside. Both façade materials are perfect for sun reflection, very important on this warm weather location. The house has really good reflective insulation both in roofs and facades easy to manipulate by local workers that make the house very efficient.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The facade marble travertine tiles are 300 x 30 x 600 mm The white marble pieces for the floors and interior walls cladding are 600 x 15 x 600 mm Window frames are anodized aluminium gold champagne colour. All of them are special carpentry with thermal bridge breakage allowing for greater thermal insulation, with a section of 70 x 90 mm. Patio floor tiles are grey timber look special C3 non-slip floor of 225 x 8 x 1950 mm. The roof is non-transitable flat, made up of slopes, approved asphalt cloth, thermal insulation gravel finishing.

TAGS:
design house, house, family home, villa, casa, residential project, modern house, housing project

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The landscape around the house is definitely not nice so one of the first decisions was to design an inwards house. If you understand the local vernacular architecture, most of the housing projects are like that. Closed to the outside and magic inside. This condition is coming from Arabic architecture, with simple line exteriors that contrast with great comfortable interiors with several patios, gardens, decoration and water sound. Like La Alhambra in Granada. Patios worked also to control the house temperature with passive cero emission ancient techniques like cross ventilation.

CHALLENGE:
The creative challenge here was how to get a simple and clever scheme that allow us to get a lot with little resources. It is not an expensive house built on an expensive and fashion trendy neighbour. It is just the opposite, but it looks elegant and special. How could we do something different in here. The entire house scheme is designed to get the best from the sun light. Outside the cubic shape games produce lots of nuances on the façades, thanks to the shadows and lights between cubes. Inside everything is full of light thanks to the skylights, patios and openings strategically located.

ADDED DATE:
2018-12-18 17:18:36

TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Joaquin Millán Villamuelas, Natalia Garmendia Cobo, Alessio Runci, Pilar Bolaños Almeida and Paolo Mercorillo

IMAGE CREDITS:
OOIIO Architecture

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
OOIIO Architecture

PROFILE:
OOIIO is a team of Designers and Construction Professionals specialized in Singular Architecture based in Madrid. In OOIIO we know that not every construction is architecture. We do Architecture. In OOIIO we approach projects of all sizes and types: from the design of a chair to a house, a stable, an apartment block, an urban public space… But always with a clear objective: to get the SINGULARITY in the final result. We propose fresh and innovative architectural solutions, full of originality and surprise to the different problems that our clients raise. In OOIIO we flee from boredom and repetition. Our team works with PASSION and full dedication to find that “something” that makes a work special, that excites and transmits feelings. OOIIO is an architecture studio with great experience and TALENT that has executed many successful projects over the last decade. While the construction market collapsed due to the international financial crisis, OOIIO grew and settled as one of the most active emerging architecture studios in the country. The secret of our work has been to get a lot, with little. Know how to manage limited resources well. OOIIO = SINGULARITY + PASSION + TALENT.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Casa Velazquez Residential House by Joaquín Millán Villamuelas is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Casa Velazquez Residential House by Joaquín Millán Villamuelas is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2018 - 2019.



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