Claudia Sandra Luca, dr. arch. Valentin Luca / Timisoara, Romania / Guesthouse on the shore
Клаудиа Сандра Лука, д-р. арки. Валентин Лука / Тимишоара, Румыния / Гостевой дом на берегу
1. Theme: guest house.
For this project it is used the site nr.1 which presumes a passage between Bath-house and the construction that is going to be built.
2. Concept and estethics
The house opening towards the water is revealed by the large windows which make the link between the surrounding natural landscape and the living-room area. The interior opens towards the pond, while the blind wall placed on the site border and the wooden shutters of the rear elevation create a touch of intimacy. The interior-exterior link is also brought to light by the use of the same flooring material. The living-room contains the stairs displayed on the left side, with the floating steps mounted in the wall, which go to the raised level, where the bedroom is located. The use of floating steps provides the minimal space with a feeling of depth. The interior is open-plan, the only restricted area being the bathroom. The terrace looking over the pond provides extra space for the minimal guesthouse.
The concept is based on the revolving of an entity around an axis ( the red vertical articulation in the front elevation), thus creating two volumes and the terrace area. The irregular shape resulted provides dynamism and visual tension. The red coloured glass sill of the raised level must be perceived as a sympathetic recognition of the horizotal red line on the front elevation. Though the contemporary design, the minimalist lines blend naturally in with the surroundings.
A tree is proposed to be planted in the entrance axis, in order to be perceived while approaching from the inside.
-passage to the bathhouse=1,42m2
Ground floor area=26.16 m2, Raised level area=13,83 m2
Total area=40 m2
The basic structure of the house is made by wood — a 100% eco material — with sandwich walls built on site (wooden pillars and joists, plus planks at 60 cm intervals). The wood used for this purpose is to be considered local material, easy to construct with and also low cost.
All materials (interior/exterior details and structure) are ecological, with a very low impact over the environment, also they are long-lasting, with colours and textures that fitt well within the context. The wall cladding is made with larch-wood, which is a local material very recommanded for exterior because it is water-proof, also having a great resistance to moisture when it comes in direct contact with the earth. Another issue taken into account is that the larch tree has the property of fast growing.
The insulation of the house is made with sheep-wool, a natural material with excellent thermic and phono features, an ecological material that has the property to keep its shape unchanged. Also the sheep-wool has the property to eliminate the formaldehide from the air. It also has an excellent value for thermic conductivity λ = 0.0356 W / mK.
— winner (3rd place)