[Google-translated from Spanish]
Without doubt, this is the lowest bioclimatic housing all analyzed, but it is interesting to show, that is a sensible architectural design, can improve the performance of bioclimatic housing, despite the contrary requirements of an owner. When the architectural style of a building is not correct, there is little that can be done. However, there are so many decisions that an architect can take, regardless of the demands of the owner, the end result may be satisfactory.
Initially presented to the owner a higher level design of a bioclimatic, with a more rational type, according to the environment. However, the cultural inertia of the owner and the expression of personal desires (the owner, Mexican, wanted to make a living “Mexican” in a neighborhood of Valencia) led to the proposal.
However, the fact that housing has been partially buried (due to the terrain), and were able to increase the thermal inertia and insulation, has yielded satisfactory results, although very far from what Luis Garrido is used to obtain.
The architectural style follows the owner’s desire that all rooms of the house have views to the north (at a golf course), and have access to the central pool.
Chiva. Urbanización El Bosque. Valencia
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