Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
facade and floorsCerámicas Aparici S.A
Norway Oak
Brave Ivory
Cathay Arce
ManufacturersArchitectural Ceramics
CODICER Traffic Hex
bathrooms tilesONIX
insulationROCKWOOL International A/S
WindowsCortizo
heating floorREHAU

Product Spec Sheet
facade and floors
Cathay Arce, Brave Ivory, Norway Oak by Cerámicas Aparici S.A
Manufacturers
CODICER Traffic Hex by Architectural Ceramics
bathrooms tiles
by ONIX
Windows
by Cortizo
heating floor
by REHAU

Sustainability and Comfort

OOIIO Architecture as Architects

Tornado House is located in a quiet residential area of Madrid capital. It is a domestic project tailor designed to a family with two children.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz
photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

Everything is though for them, every space and detail. During the home design and construction process all decisions always started from listening to the needs of those who would be the inhabitants of the house, in order to be able to give the closest possible response to their tastes, budget, way of life, aspirations...

That is why Tornado is actually like a suit, a true "taylor-made house".

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz
photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

Its architecture is simple and emphatic, as well as purely functional and practical. Its carefully composed prismatic volumes stand out greatly from the neighboring homes. The house is perceived in its sourrondings as an abstract object that, whitout seeking eccentricity or ostentation, has the appeareance of a contemporary container perfectly equipped to protect and provide maximum comfort to the family that lives inside.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz
photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

The project arose during creative work sessions imagining a home that is designed three-dimensionally lie a large "jenga game".

The architects started from an imaginary, completely solid, prismatic volume wich they shaped by strategically pushing and substracting pieces until they archived the final shape.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

Thus, for example, by "pressing" the cover of the initial solid prism, a central patio emerges flooding the entire heart of the house with light, and helping to control the Madrid´s warm summer temperature by cross ventialtion with the rooms.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

By "pushing" the lower area of the blind prism, they eliminate part of its volume to obtain shaded and cool porches where we can interact more with the garden, "longing" a part towards the street they generated the garage.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

The architects designed this residential object based on an abstraction, an idea only possible in the world of imagination, where one can create a building in a simple way by pushing and stretching parts of a blind solid, as if it would not cost any work to do it, until a habitable cluster of rooms is configured.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

Once this volumetric game was achieved, the architects provided the house with the maximum contemporary technical existing features in the contemporary family residential market to achieve a highly efficent and sustainable building.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

Apart from the aforementioned passive elements such as porches and central patio that provide freshness and promote cross ventilation, pergolas were incorporated to obtain more shaded areas when vegetation grows on them. The exterior walls are also covered with a double skin of ceramic pieces as a "ventilated facade" that contributes enormously to passive energy savings by creating a camera between ceramics and internal facade for a better temperature control.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

Interiors are heated with Aero Thermic underfloor and also is equipped with an interior air recovery and filtration system. Mechanism that together with an installation of solar panels for electricity generation, mean that the house has practically zero daily energy comsumption.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz
photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

Total comfort to the house inhabitants, achieved by understanding that natural light must flood every corner inside this home.

photo_credit Javier de Paz
Javier de Paz

Interior spaces are worked through a sober and functional design, playing with warm and calm materials, with raw finishes in soft tones combining very well with each other, continuing inside the same carefully composed and balanced material game of the exterior volumes.

photo_credit OOIIO Architecture
OOIIO Architecture
photo_credit OOIIO Architecture
OOIIO Architecture
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