Site: Aretxabaleta. Vitoria-Gasteiz
Promoter: Raquel González de Heredia, Unai Fernández de Retana
Architecture: FSGROUP Engineering
Collborators: Ainhoa del Río, Olatz Iñigo, revirtualiza, Iosu Madina, CALESA (estructura), Amaiba Ingeniería
Awards: Work selected in the building category of the awards COAVN 2019
The building corresponds to the type of isolated single-family home, consisting of 2 floors above ground and a basement floor for parking and outdoor space.
At first glance, the plot is excavated at basement level, it is proposed to place the garden at that height, adopting criteria of sustainability, economic savings and privacy with respect to the environment.
The new architecture resulting from globalization tends towards uniformity, towards the disappearance of the concept of regionalism, of the particularity of materials, of the means of production that are nearby, and concentrates on architecture for architecture’s sake, on the form for the shape. reason, it makes sense to demand an architecture that takes into account the context, and the meaning; that identifies the form and typology with the feeling of the user.
The form can once again be the modeling of the function and abandon neutrality for greater personalization, which better identifies the home with the user.
On the ground floor there are two outdoor areas that serve, one for access to the house and another for recreation space for the living room.
The strong personality of an architectural work faces the excess of being described as a spectacle. The fact that a work is personal and exclusive does not mean that it has to be excessive.
It is about designing the house with a specialized enclosure and with the construction techniques that the industry currently offers, but above all it must have character, an identity of its own that strengthens the sense of belonging and that expresses the intensity of the moment that has been lived.