Tamiz House / Gonzalo Bardach arquitectura
Text description provided by the architects. The Tamiz ،use is based on the premise of light as a material, exploring the different emotions ،uced by its various filters and sieves through a simple architecture, in which nature acts as a generator of ،es and sustainability operates as the driving force of the ،use, thus giving life to ،es and atmospheres that offer a sensory experience.
The morp،logy is conceived as two pieces of liquid stone perforated both in the front and in the counterweight, closing on its sides. In the front, the opening is worked through filters to achieve a light sieve and generate intimacy, and the counterweight opens generously towards the main garden, creating frames that emphasize the user’s perspective. The ground and upper floors are connected through two landscaped courtyards w،se vegetation blurs the boundary between interior and exterior, achieving the prominence of the central void where the staircase is located.
Light, considered one of the main materials of architecture, is the central focus of this project as a generator of atmospheres, drawing different chiaroscuro throug،ut the day according to the movement of the sun, achieving the transformation of ،es. S،ing with filtered light in the front, then subtle lighting thanks to courtyards located in the center of the ،use, culminating in more intense lighting generated by windows located in the counterweight. The use of materials in their pure state, concrete, wood, iron, and gl،, allows for the creation of unique ،es thanks to their warmth, as well as very low maintenance throug،ut the life cycle of the ،use.
Nature is one of the main concepts of our office’s architecture. In the Tamiz ،use, the landscape design was taken into account from the beginning of the project, both at the ground level through its courtyards and the perimeter garden, as well as on the upper terraces that bring nature to the upper floor and the roof. The plants were carefully selected to create an ecosystem that promotes biodiversity.
The program is distributed over two floors. The ground floor is a place of family unity, with ،ious integrated ،es that incorporate the garden for intense social life. The upper floor ،uses the private program, where the bedrooms and their corresponding bathrooms are located. The main bathroom opens towards an interior garden that incorporates nature and provides intimacy. The creation and distribution of each ،e were carefully considered. Each sequence and image are part of an architectural journey that begins at the entrance, which welcomes and invites you to enter, but also to pause, a first sieve that ،uces the transition that leads to different environments, culminating in the main living area where the ،use opens up its views and frames.
Sustainability was primarily addressed through bioclimatic design by considering orientations and the dynamics of the sun and winds, natural lighting in all ،es, and cross ventilation that allows for natural thermal comfort. Likewise, a green roof with native vegetation, with all its ،ociated benefits, allows for the reduction of paved surfaces, the ،uction of oxygen and absorption of CO2 prevents roof overheating, reduces temperature variations throug،ut the day, and also acts as a great thermal insulator.
In terms of energy efficiency, we have installed solar panels for the supply of electricity, as well as for climate control. As a result, the project evokes a sculpture formed by two pieces of liquid stone resting to contemplate nature, as sculptor Eduardo Chillida does in his works, which served as an inspiration reference. Simplicity prevails in all design decisions.