The aim of these isolated houses in rural parcels is to plant new sustainable housing to very low cost. This prototype house have a budget from € 65,000 to € 95,000 for (add the price of the plot) so we get sustainable house for interesting prices.
Up to now the concept of sustainable architecture seemed to be reserved only to a minority. This is due to the proliferation of tecnological conditioning systems in which the customer had to make a major investment that could only be recovered by use and time. Traditionally man has built and equipped their houses with the resources available for getting around housing adapted to its own climate. The ecological architecture can also be economical, and above all possible.
These 'Eco-Homes' are configured so as to maximize the natural resources and climate of their environment through their shape, orientation, materiality and implementation on the ground
Combining these factors, it uses a series of bioclimatic conditioning strategies they pursue the objective of obtaining a building with maximum energy efficiency, which may or may not be helped by technology to improve efficiency but not guaranteed.
It shares the advantages of the inverted roof as the substrate and the vegetation act as thermo-acoustic insulation and protection of the waterproofing. It also cleans and oxygenates the air of the city, restores the vegetation occupied by the construction, protects the building against solar radiation preventing the warm of the roof, plants retain rainwater improving rain drainage and evaporation refrigerates the environment. Populating with native plants of low port the maintenance is almost null.Shading of the windows:
White walls protect the building from direct solar radiation, but the interior of the house is exposed to overheating through glass windows. It is important to find an alternative that provides shade in summer and lets the light in in winter. This is solved by the introduction of horizontal blinds that will allow the passage of radiation depending on the solar height of each station combined with the introduction of deciduous trees in the immediate proximity to the hole, so they will shade in summer but will allow the passage of sun through the branches in winter.
Passive ventilation and refrigeration:
The best ventilation is the cross one between holes located in different, necessarily exposed to different pressures of wind facades. This ensures a complete renewal of the air, preventing an accumulation of hot and stale air in the interior of the house and thereby cooling the rooms with a maximum air quality.
Direct solar uptake through the patios:
The solar height in winter allows a direct input of solar radiation in the inner rooms and an immediate utilization of heat energy from the Sun.Solar thermal energy:
It consists in the use of energy from the Sun for the production of domestic hot water or for heating systems feeding. Solar panels use the energy of the Sun to heat the water inside the circuits. Its efficiency is particularly high in warm and sunny weather like ours.
Accumulation of energy through the burial:
The decision to perform a semi-underground house is given not only by the possibility of creating a natural access to the roof. Traditionally, the burial of the buildings in popular architecture has been used to increase its thermal inertia and thus retain a stable temperature, close to 20°C throughout the year.
The green roof that protects from the solar radiation in summer also contributes as a thermal insulator in winter, thus avoiding the heat losses by the roof.
This project wants to generate different ways of life housing. Housing must be able to adapt to its user. The appropriation of domestic space is an intuitive mental aspect and this project works with this idea to promote it in the more relaxed and optimal manner.
Based on this concept, we project modular homes that offer different types of 2 to 4 bedrooms, according to the needs of each user.
North elevation is higher than the South one, it’s designed to protect from direct solar radiation and allows a better access to the passable green roof, in order to open for better lighting.
This project is located in a rural setting to enjoy the Mediterranean climate and its landscape.
It is a region with a warm climate, a short distance from major cities, wine-growing areas, golf courses and the Costa Blanca beaches.
The fresh mountain air and the mild temperatures mean that living in this environment is probably one of the healthier decisions that could be made.
Client - House prototype
Status - Design
Tipology - Eco house
Site - Alicante, España.
Area - 95 - 130 m2
Budget - 65.000 € - 95.000 €