▼住宅及其周边环境，house and its surroundings ©Fernando Alda
Alosno is a small village in “Andévalo”, a subregion of the Province of Huelva in the southwest of Spain. It is a place known for a special type of Flamenco music called Fandango, world famous charcuterie Jamón Ibérico, and close proximity to the mines of Tharsis, and thus to its English colonial architecture.
▼环境肌理鸟瞰，aerial view of the surroundings ©Fernando Alda
In this context we were commissioned to design a single family house, described as “traditional” by our clients. It was to accommodate an extremely compartmentalized plan that included a free standing garage and the desire to have the home be a single story building on a given 7 x 40 meter plot. This was again a good opportunity to approach these contingencies with a certain level of critical pragmatism, as we often term our approach, beyond the cliches that we all bring to the design table.
▼位于7×40米场地之中的单层住宅，a single story building on a given 7 x 40 meter plot ©Fernando Alda
We decide to use that traditional concept as applied to the pure contruction of it, using a system of load bearing brick walls parallels to the façade, a traditional system we do not typically use. This bearing wall system allow us to turn the tide, and to transfer the main façade from the short length to the long side of 40 meters. One single Family House, with a single space in between bearing walls, and covered by a single pitch roof spanning from 6,5 to 7,5 meter along the 40 meters length.
▼沿着40米长边的单坡屋顶跨度从6.5米到7.5米不等，a single pitch roof spanning from 6,5 to 7,5 meter along the 40 meters length ©Fernando Alda
▼承重墙体系将主立面从短边转变到40米的长边一侧，bearing wall system allows to transfer the main façade from the short length to the long side of 40 meters ©Fernando Alda
▼车库占据了原来的主立面，the garage occupies the former main façade ©Fernando Alda
The residential program is displayed along rooms aligned to the new main façade, whilst the garage occupies the former main façade, at the opposite side of an intermediate courtyard that serves as main entrance. Although it was necessary to split the garage from the rest of the residence, one of our design goals was to promote a unified perception for the bulk of house. The same intention moved us to rhythmically shape the outer face with curves, in a way to hold better, aesthetically and statically, the big pitched roof. These curved brickworks are made out of two types of brick, some full rectangular and other canted, in an attempt to improve the perception of a 40 meters long wall, transforming monotony into architectural order. We hoped to be successful on this.
▼采用富有韵律的曲线处理外立面，architects hythmically shape the outer face with curves ©Fernando Alda
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼中央庭院作为主入口，an intermediate courtyard serves as main entrance ©Fernando Alda
▼住宅内部空间沿着新主立面呈一条直线布置，the residential program is displayed along rooms aligned to the new main façade ©Fernando Alda
▼用餐空间，dinning area ©Fernando Alda
▼夜景，night scene ©Fernando Alda
▼总平面图，site plan ©Studio Wet
▼屋顶平面图，roof plan ©Studio Wet
▼立面图，elevations ©Studio Wet
▼剖面图，sections ©Studio Wet
▼墙体构造细节，wall details ©Studio Wet
Casa Borrero (Alosno, Huelva)
Architects: Studio Wet: Jose Gómez Mora, Daniel Montes.
Collaborators: Anna Marchant, Isabella Duffield, Jane Ching-Yee Ling, Matthew Forbes-Yandi, Anabel Orellana, Rohit Nandha. Pedro Lobato, Estructura – Statics. Víctor Silveira, Instalaciones – Elec&Mechanical.
Jose Maria Sanchez Garcia, Dirección de Ejecución – Quantity Surveyor.
Promoter: Juan Antonio Borrero Calvo
Building Company: Construcciones En General Borrero Y Redondo SLL
Year: Proyecto – Project 2017. Obra – Building 2018-2019
Fotos: Fernando Alda ©