Experimental Bioclimatic Housing by Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil Architecture
Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil have completed The Experimental Bioclimatic Housing in Granadilla, Tenerife.
It aims to build a self-sufficient housing that is integrated into the landscape of the island, characterized by a continuous terracing of steep topography. This is the germ of project: a basalt stone wall on which it rests, heading south, a light structure laminated with galvanized steel enclosures and glass.
Is generated as well, an area connected to the outside (the day area), space relationship that dominates the landscape and is protected from the sun and wind. Behind the wall lies the sleeping area to the north, formed of small intimate venues to which is provided with high thermal inertia.
This duality is expressed in conceptual, space, materials and construction: dematerialization and limitlessness of the day area (space relationship between users, and between them and the landscape) versus shady austere interior containment for sleeping area (areas of privacy).
The house, designed in 1995, also aims to reduce its ecological footprint in the use of materials and building systems, so using local materials (basalt wall, insulation covered with volcanic lava stones, etc.), Certified Industrial Materials environmentally (specifically wood) and no harmful elements (PVC, VOC compounds, synthetic paints and varnishes, etc.).
All photos courtesy of Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil.