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Family House in Barcelona, Spain

Ferran Sole Sala

The house is located in an old quarter of Barcelona where old two floors family houses live together with three and four storey residential buildings. The estate consists of a rectangular urban plot, with a depth of 27 m and a width of 5'45 m, with access from two streets. It is oriented North-South, in such a way that the rear facade is oriented to noon.

The diversity of languages, colours, heights, etc. allow that our building is inserted in this context with total freedom. We try to highlight the diversity, intending to accommodate the surrounding heights by dividing the facade introducing new materials (wood and copper).

Due to the available narrowness (5m), it was intended to design a house in which spaces extend and communicate among them giving the sensation of spaciousness despite its real dimensions.  The plant is divided in two longitudinal aisles, placing in the narrowest one a “light yard” to allow the sunlight into the ground floor; It's a courtyard which became staircase, open in all the floors, flowing through the house, so that the visual become as long as possible.

The staircase is designed with the minimum elements, almost suspended in the air, with glass in the last section so that the light is not interrupted.

In the other aisle walls are the minimum to provide the necessary privacy. The kitchen is separated from the foyer by a wall of glass and a piece of furniture, in such a way that makes the ground floor a single space. The master bedroom is also a unique area.

The main façade, oriented to North, is a ventilated facade, panels of treated wood in its lower part and copper on water-proof boards on the top, like the roof. The South facade, is a curtain wall with filter glass, which reflects the sky to the bottom of the courtyard. 

14 sq metres of solar panels produce all the hot water and 30% of the heating, which is distributed by floor heating. The house is equipped with an automated system that allows control of all facilities (climate, lighting, solar energy, blinds, household appliances, etc).

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Building

Owner: 
Maria Jesus Tristante Sola
Completion date: 
2010
Country: 
Spain
Zip code: 
08030
City: 
Barcelona
Street: 
C/ Servet 125
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Facades/panels
Panels
Roofs
Type of building: 
Residential
Copper used: 
Classic

Architect

Name, office: 
Ferran Sole Sala
Address & description: 
C/Camil Fabra 2, 4o 2a esc 1, 08030 Barcelona, Spain

Copper contractors

Title: 
Artesania de Zinc SCCI

Awards

Season: 
2011

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