It is composed by two mirrored Lofts, which make up a single and compact volume, in order to achieve the least impact in its implementation on the land. For its materialization, the Steel Framing construction system was used to reduce the time of execution, to improve energy comfort, to optimize materials minimizing construction waste, and to reduce water consumption.
The sloping land allowed to position the building construction at the back and lower part of the parcel to avoid that the final level of it does not exceed the nearby houses. In this Way, the main views are oriented to the northewest and to the pools; and connected with them through a solarium deck which was thought as a link between the interior and exterior. From the mezzanine, the windows have direct views to the hills and to the San Antonio River.
The sloping roof allows the correct hight to generate the mezzanine. Each Loft has a total area of 55m2. The 40m2 first floor contains the living room, the kitchen and the bathroom. The kitchen has a movil bar/table that can be used creating the dining room. The 15m2 mezzanine can be used as a bedroom.
The water tank is in a 3 level volume back to the building: the warehouse is on the first floor, the storage is on the second floor and the water tank on the third floor. The 90m2 exterior deck surround the building, each Loft has a deck area of 45m2.
The big windows on the first floor are oriented to the northwest. During the winter, solar radiation falls into interior spaces conditioning them. However in the summer, the eaves protect the indoor environment from solar radiation, keeping the spaces cold. The windows in all the building are strategically located in favor of the cross ventilation and thermal confort.
The use of the Steel Framing System for the design and building executions was based on energy efficiency and reduction of construction time. The structure is composed by metal, steel and different layers and insulations. It makes the construction thermically and acoustically efficient, minimizing the use of conditioning systems in the future and improving the acoustic of spaces.
The combination of materials as sheet metal and siding were thought as a aesthetic and durable solution. White walls and wood paneling indoor make the spaces bigger and warmer.