Casas Loiola

Casas Loiola

Architect
Ramos Bilbao Arquitectos
Location
Sopela, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Private Houses
Pedro Pegenaute
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Roofing: ZincVMZINC
Windows: AluminiumSCHÜCO
Interior furnitureKey Cucine
Floor lightingB.Lux
Overlay F, Royal F, Blux System F, Aspen F, Misko F, Lola F, C_ball F
Natural wood floating floorPARKLEX PRODEMA
Hy-Tek, Country Oak, NATURFLOOR-W
Interior furnitureSTUA
Taburete Onda

Product Spec Sheet
Roofing: Zinc
Windows: Aluminium
Interior furniture
Floor lighting
Overlay F, Royal F, Blux System F, Aspen F, Misko F, Lola F, C_ball F by B.Lux
Natural wood floating floor
Hy-Tek, Country Oak, NATURFLOOR-W by PARKLEX PRODEMA
Interior furniture
Taburete Onda by STUA

Casas Loiola

Ramos Bilbao Arquitectos as Architects

This project is the result of volumetric experimentation to solve an existing problem in the plots of this area, an area as beautiful as it is urbanistically exploited and which, as a result, has been generating very narrow longitudinal plots, with little useful garden areas and that prevent the ability to carry out recreational activities, and homes with significant natural lighting limitations, especially for homes located in central areas and between party walls. In trying to solve both problems lay the challenge of this project.

photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute

The solution involved a series of turns and a set of volumetric slides. The ground plan movement freed the homes from the yoke of the traditional “parterre gardens” allowing them to enjoy a wide green space for each one of them, also guaranteeing direct solar lighting during the total practice of the day in these spaces.

photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute

In this way, the properties, home and garden, went from being corsetately longitudinal to forming an "L" on the ground floor, coinciding in the limits with the basement, which generated privacy problems among the neighbors themselves. This characteristic, so important in our culture, and especially in the Basque one, was resolved by means of an interesting set of plans executed in exposed concrete that would guide the users towards their private green areas and, at the same time, limited the views between neighboring, guaranteeing this privacy.

photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute

The robust materiality of the exposed concrete that finally ended up being raised in the form of sliding of the pieces, guarantees, in a way analogous to that done by the famous Flysch natural breakwater that characterizes this entire coastal area, great durability and low maintenance in a land in which the sea, in this case the saltpeter that is continuously present in the environment, generates significant deterioration of the materials.

photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute

The configuration and equipment of the homes, enclosures and facilities are aimed at achieving the maximum possible energy efficiency, reducing consumption and emissions to zero through the sustainable production of all the necessary energy, in this case through geothermal heat pumps, seeking to be, in this way and in the set of all its properties, a piece of slight impact capable of guaranteeing an eternal shelter.

photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute
photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute
photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute
photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute
photo_credit Pedro Pegenaute
Pedro Pegenaute

Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: Concrete 
2. Flooring: Natural wood floating floor: Hy-Tek / Country Oak / NATURFLOOR-W: Parklex
3. Windows: Aluminium: AWS 65: Schüco
4. Roofing: Zinc: Quartz-Zinc: VMZinc
5. Interior lighting: Floor lighting: Overlay F, Royal F, Misko F, Blux System F, Aspen F, Lola F, C_ball F: Blux
6. Interior furniture: various: Taburete Onda, Kabi table, Ku45 model in kitchen, Cloud model sofa: Stua, Treku, Key Cucine, Hi-Macs, Abbiamo360

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