iA_house

Pozuelo de Alarcón, Comunidad de Madrid, España
Photographer
  • raúl DEL VALLE
Location
  • Pozuelo de Alarcón, Comunidad de Madrid, España
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 260
  • Lot Size
  • 610
  • The iA_house is located in a residential area comprising detached houses. It is accessed from the streets on the east and west sides of the block on which the plot is situated. It has an irregular and slightly longitudinal shape. The compact building was designed according to a basic requirement of the property owners: not break the continuity of the free outdoor space between the two streets, a condition that determined the orientation of the house and its relationship with the exterior.

    Not having a horizon, iA_house traces the limits of its domestic space in the walls containing the plot, barely three metres in the north and 11 in the south, without interruption. However, from east to west, the house itself forms part of the perimeter enclosure, from the street entrance in the east to the covered outdoor area in the west. In both cases, the load-bearing beam structure and concrete walls mark these limits. In-situ. Therefore, concrete beams, walls and paving serve as containing envelopes and a threshold for handmade brick structures, and also to guide and order them. These brick structures house the rooms on the lower floor. They serve as a threshold, support and foundation for the upper volume. The latter, formed by white prefabricated envelopes, houses the bedrooms and a study and games area.

    The lower structures have sliding steel panels in the ventilated chambers. The handmade brick walls, arranged in the traditional fashion for half-foot brick and with lime mortar, are like canvases confined between the framework and the structural grey concrete beams. On the other hand, the shiny white glazed brick walls were also built with depth in mind and, in this case, form volumes projected according to the geometric position of the brick, with no bonding: six-inch stretchers on the north and south and, again without bonding, headers from east to west. Unrestrained reinforced constructions that escape from the load-bearing structure. Two ways of building masonry structures. Always brick and mortar. Two ways of shaping them and addressing them from the structure.

    Thus a polarisation of the house’s interior/exterior relationship is established: transversality in its link with the surroundings and longitudinal continuity in the transit areas and internal visual relationships: we put geometry in opposition with topology, and pit construction and scale against continuity and time.

    Architects: david LANDÍNEZ GONZÁLEZ-VALCÁRCEL + mónica GONZÁLEZ REY
    (LANDÍNEZ+REY | equipo L2G arquitectos [eL2Gaa] )

    Collaborators: ana ALFONSO CORZO
    Photographer: raúl DEL VALLE

    LANDÍNEZ+REY arquitectos | eL2Gaa uploaded iA_house through Add A Home.
    Add your own project for the chance to be featured in Editor's Picks.
    Modern home with Exterior, House, Brick Siding Material, Concrete Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Shingles Roof Material. the project arises as a script for the dialogue between geometry and topology, between scale and construction, between continuity and place, between time and will Photo  of iA_house

    the project arises as a script for the dialogue between geometry and topology, between scale and construction, between continuity and place, between time and will

    Modern home with Garage and Attached Garage. load-bearing beam structures and concrete walls mark the limits of the structure Photo 2 of iA_house

    load-bearing beam structures and concrete walls mark the limits of the structure

    Modern home with Doors, Exterior, Wood, and Folding Door Type. geometry opposes topology to defy space constraints in CASA IA. The lower structures have sliding steel panels in the ventilated chambers. Photo 3 of iA_house

    geometry opposes topology to defy space constraints in CASA IA. The lower structures have sliding steel panels in the ventilated chambers.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, and Post Lighting. concrete beams, walls and paving serve as containing envelopes and a threshold for handmade brick structures which house the rooms on the lower floor Photo 4 of iA_house

    concrete beams, walls and paving serve as containing envelopes and a threshold for handmade brick structures which house the rooms on the lower floor

    Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Wood Railing. exposed handmade brick compliments the sleek shine of wood used for the house’s staircase Photo 5 of iA_house

    exposed handmade brick compliments the sleek shine of wood used for the house’s staircase

    Modern home with Exterior, House, Shingles Roof Material, Brick Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Concrete Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. facade details: the two ways of working the brick offer to give a unique response Photo 6 of iA_house

    facade details: the two ways of working the brick offer to give a unique response

    Modern home with Exterior, House, Brick Siding Material, and Metal Siding Material. circular windows punctuate the envelope, forming a relationships with the exterior through light Photo 7 of iA_house

    circular windows punctuate the envelope, forming a relationships with the exterior through light

    Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Brick Siding Material, and Concrete Siding Material. facade detail: Concrete: in-situ beams and prefabricated + brickworks: concrete Photo 8 of iA_house

    facade detail: Concrete: in-situ beams and prefabricated + brickworks: concrete

    Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Brick Siding Material, Concrete Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, House, and Shingles Roof Material. exterior Photo 9 of iA_house

    exterior

    Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Wood Railing. wood + manual lime brickwork + concrete Photo 10 of iA_house

    wood + manual lime brickwork + concrete

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Trees, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. exterior porch Photo 11 of iA_house

    exterior porch

    Get a Daily Dose of Design

    Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.