This project was develop with the idea of being economical, based on the surroundings and highly specialized for the client. The idea was to develop a house made out of rammed earth. This material is bringing great thermal isolation; it is low maintenance and very ecological. Moreover, this material have some limitations, as it is have beams in all the windows and it is highly recommended to have wall over wall.
The idea was to create a long volume with the longer façade facing south. This is very convenient as the best views are in this direction and windows in this façade will help the house get warm on winter.
The organization of the house is based on a corridor, as it is the main connection between the living area and some services as the mudroom, the washing room and the restroom. The idea was to locate the master bedroom and a visits bedroom in the upper level, as it may improve the views and give some privacy. The visit room is located in the ground floor, as it may be used in a future as a master bedroom; by this principle, the owners may keep their office if they want to move to this floor. The master bedroom has the best views of the house, as it has an upper viewing point. There are windows in facing South and facing East, in order to be possible to watch sunrise from the bed. The house have 5 types of windows, as this kind of construction is cheaper if you have less window’s types.This house is also economical as the area between supports is from 4.8 meters in almost all the house.
Finally, this house was designed for having a simple life. This house is designed for not being aggressive with the surroundings. The house was designed to bring views to every part of the house.