This dwelling in the Arosa estuary stands out for its use of recycled wood and the carefully analysis of its systems and efficient design, thanks to which it has obtained the highest energy efficiency rating.
The wood used in the construction comes from the recycling of local “bateas”, platorms used in the mussel production industry. This wood keeps its rough and old texture in the outer façade as a response to the urban scale, while in the interior, the inside cut of the wood is used to provide more comfort and warmth. The use of the raw materials, natural reflexed light and bathrooms in frozen glass, create a relaxing effect. It’s important also the visual relationship of the different spaces that contribute to the interaction and spacious sensation.
The dwelling seeks the protection of the rock at the same time it faces the south views through two differentiated volumes of naturally reconciled geometries. The private volume is built with a wood exterior and concrete interior, and the opposite happens in the public volume with the lookout.
The high energy rating (A) was achieved with a complex ventilation system design, high insulation, low system’s consumption, use of large south-facing glass surfaces combined with solar protection elements.
Contracts: Builder Víctor Manuel Aido Agrelo, Clitecma MEP, joiner Mario Fontán, carpenter Brión, stainless steel Talleres García España, floors Pavimentos Arial, joinery windows Jofebar and Induplan, painter Tin-t, ATB Glass, deck Impernosa, metal Metálicas Capitán.