Prefab Retreat by Noem

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Dec 2014 1:20 pm | Homes

The Noem architectural practice created this prefabricated residential project in 2014 which is located in Castellon de la Plana, Spain, offering a vacation home for a couple that wanted to have a place where they could bring their friends or family.

The most efficient choice was to create several prefabricated modules from wood that would be easy to set up and then provide sufficient comfort with automatic controls. The orientation is toward south east to maximize the thermal comfort during the winter and there are a lot of sunscreens for shading during the summer time.

The metal frame defines the different areas inside and the open layout ensures a constant visual connection with the beautiful scenery. The main building is complemented by the barbecue area and swimming pool, with a terrace that uses a metal structure to frame the landscape better.

There are a lot of sustainable features into the project, such as the wood used which comes from local sources, the insulation decreases the CO2 footprint of the house, passive ventilation strategies and LED illumination.

 

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