Location: Barcelona, Spain
Project Year: 2015
Area: 76 m2
Photo: Jordi Anguera
Wood studio house was created by Barcelona-based architectural studio Dom Arquitectura.
The orientation and location of the house/studio have been planned in the way to be able to take the greatest advantage of the available resources, location and climatic conditions, reducing environmental impact, energy consumption and improving its internal comfort.
The house has a rectangular plan. Its longest side is oriented to the South, and has the largest opening for absorption of sunlight during the winter months, protecting from the sun during the summer.
The remaining 3 elevation rather opaque, with a few holes on the North facade, which will create a natural cross ventilation in the summer.
The compact rectangular shape is perforated only on the terrace and porch, which allow for those two spaces to be covered and protected by the roof. Compact promotes requirements to reduce energy consumption.
Sun protection is an important aspect that has been carefully worked out. In addition to the windows of the Southern facade, the module is protected by 2 meter overhang, that prevents direct sunlight for a few months.
Solar Panels have been placed on the roof to produce ACS for the bathroom, reducing energy consumption from the grid. Eventually the studio will be used as a house producing ACS on a daily basis.