The Spanish architecture studio Dom Arquitectura signed an achievement in environmental Sant Cugat del Vallès.
Studying of the orientation and position of the house / workshop in order to take maximum advantage of available resources. Fully utilizing the site and weather conditions, to reduce its impact on the environment, energy consumption and improve indoor comfort.
The house is resembling a rectangular shape. The long side face the south like its larger apertures. Capturing the heat during the winter months while being protected from the sun during the summer.
The other 3 elevations are rather closed up, with some openings on the north side, which will create a natural cross ventilation in the summer. The terrace and porch puncture the small rectangular volume. Covering and protecting these two areas in the eaves.
The openings in the studio, the largest on the south facade, so promote thermal control of the interior spaces. Especially during the summer months, because the natural cross breeze is beneficial for the cooling of the main areas.