Status: Project (2018) On going
Location: Ciudad Ducal, Spain
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Scale: 290 ㎡ Small
Types: House, Residential
CD house is in Madrid’s mountain range, near the Escorial. The terrain where it’s located, a pine forest with many trees, lead us to think of the construction as a light and respectful architecture, separated from the ground and built out of wood prefabricated elements with a drywall construction system.
This way, the house has been carefully placed between the trees, in the upper part of the lot and orientated to the midday sun.
From a material point of view, the project has been carried out with cross-laminated timber resting on a steel structure platform; from the outside the façade is a dark grey zinc sheet, this way melting into the landscape with the trunks of the trees.
The plan organization is linear, with a central space that joins the living room, dining room and kitchen. The bedrooms are located at the two ends. The house opens up to the landscape through a terrace that enlarges into a porch, extending the social area to the exterior. This platform is resolved with a wooden framework.
The section of the house is of a gable roof house, but the eaves of the roof are lifted to allow vertical views and a higher solar incidence.
The clients also asked us to design a tree house for their children. It wasn’t necessary, as the CD house is a suspended cabin between the trees.