ARM house

ARM house

Extrusion set

The ARM house is a set of extrusions and sections that capture the light.

An exercise is proposed to get a good, economical and functional house on a plot that is quite wide, so that it is not necessary to build in height, but that on a single floor you can solve all the program that the client needs to live.

Therefore, we decided to make a construction based on load-bearing walls, since they will not have to reach significant heights, and that they will save enough time and money to the client in their execution, helping at the same time to contribute with their thickness to the good energy functioning of the living place.

These load-bearing walls come from the extrusion of two silhouettes in section, which extend parallel from the street towards the bottom of the plot, without touching, like two independent ships, but joined by means of flat roofs that serve to cover the spaces of service like the distributor hall or the laundry and the garage.

One of those ships will be used as a large continuous living room, study and dining room, with light everywhere, thanks to the windows to the street, the roof skylights and the windows to the large patio. Mobile panels will help to play with the space, independent or joining the functions, as the users want.

The other ship is the body of toilets and kitchen bedrooms, all properly compartmentalized, to suit the client.

For a better energetic behavior and a sustainable operation of the house, ventilated facades of ceramic plates, with external insulation, which together with state-of-the-art air conditioning systems by underfloor heating inside, will make the customer see amortized In a few years the initial investment, saving energy and money every day.

The ships end up opening to a very nice porch that merges with the pool and the backyard, where you can enjoy the many days of good weather in this place.

A very thought-out house that, with the right resources, achieves excellent results.

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  • Status: Built.
  • Project Year: 2014 – 2015.
  • Location: Mora, Toledo.
  • Area: 162.7 m2.
  • Design: OOIIO Architecture.
  • Team: Joaquin Millan Villamuelas, Gloria Moya Paniagua, Eugenia Peyron Enjuanes.
  • Structures: CPE Consultant, Juan Vallejo.
  • Facilities: OOIIO Architecture.
  • Building Engineer: José Tomás Fernández Dorado.
  • Health and Safety: José Tomás Fernández Dorado.
  • Client: Private