BE House. Unplugged house in Argentona

BE House. Unplugged house in Argentona

Architect
SUMO Architects
Location
Argentona, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Aitor Estévez Olaizola
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Windows (aluminium)Cortizo
Flooring (concrete)PAVIFORT
Wooden rolled blindsPersiana Barcelona SCP
Facade cladding (thermo treated wood)Tall Fusta
Outdoor elements (pre-fab concrete steps)Ubasart

Product Spec Sheet
Windows (aluminium)
by Cortizo
Flooring (concrete)
Wooden rolled blinds
Facade cladding (thermo treated wood)
Outdoor elements (pre-fab concrete steps)
by Ubasart

BE House. Unplugged house in Argentona

SUMO Architects as Architects

BE house was thought for an entrepreneurial family of four, on a site plot of 370sqm, with optimal orientation and surrounded by small houses in Argentona, a small city situated 30min by car from Barcelona

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The house was designed inspired by Passivhaus principles. It is compact, well orientated, with a hermetic well isolated façade to avoid leaks. The concrete floor on the ground floor provides the needed inertia. It becomes a low heating and cooling demand building. 

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The ground, and first floors are built with a dry industrialized system. The frame has wooden slabs, beams, and a façade finished with thermo treated pine wood strips. The plinth of the house, in contact with the ground, is made out of concrete.

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A hot galvanized steel tube profile defines the porch. A slim structure generates an intermediate space between the inside and the outside. Wooden rolled shooters protect the house from sun radiation and allow cross ventilation.

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Each material is used where it is most efficient.

The vegetal roof protects against the exposure to direct sunlight to avoid overheating. 

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A12kWpic photovoltaic plant placed on the roof produces the energy that the house needs. Accumulation batteries allow the house to be unplugged from the electricity grid.

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Team:

Architects: SUMO ARQUITECTES SLP

Collaborators:

Engineering: Eva Crespo and Santi Velasco

Structure: Juan Pablo Adalia

DEO: Joel Vives

Photographer: Aitor Estévez Olaizola

photo_credit Aitor Estévez Olaizola
Aitor Estévez Olaizola

Materials Used:

Facade cladding: Thermo treated wood by Tall Fusta

Flooring: Concrete by PAVIFORT

Blinds: Wooden rolled blinds by Persiana Barcelona SCP

Windows: Aluminium by Cortizo

Outdoor elements: Pre-fab concrete steps by Ubasart

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