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The “NORTH FACE” is a house protected by a climbing wall: wrapped and always wet, where the moss growth on the basatls stones. You will need a “… Read More
The “NORTH FACE” is a house protected by a climbing wall: wrapped and always wet, where the moss growth on the basatls stones. You will need a “good hand” for climbing it. The house is devoloped along the “north face” wall, and it works like a thermal protector that receives air from a geothermal pipe and from a solar chimney. The model shows only a part of the house: the North Face wall. The main intention is to construct the most natural wall as posible. Almost like we cut a natural cliff and we carry it to the land. It is made of basalt stones and projected concrete. Read Less
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SINGLE HOUSING -- Private Comision --
NORTH FACE HOUSE

The “NORTH FACE” is a houseprotected by a climbing wall: wrappedand always wet, where the moss growth on the basatls stones. You will need a“good hand” for climbing it.

The house is devoloped along the“north face” wall, and it works like a thermal protector that receives air froma geothermal pipe and from a solar chimney.

The model shows only a part of thehouse: the North Face wall.

The main intention is to constructthe most natural wall as posible. Almost like we cut a natural cliff and wecarry it to the land. It is made of basalt stones and projected concrete.
initial models
ground floor
first floor
generic section
northface wall
Location of Site: El Escorial,Madrid


Design Team:     Félix Toledo Lerín
                              Noelia Somolinos
                              Luis del Rey Cristóbal

Project Type: Single Family House

Site Area: 5100 sm

Built-up Area: 1000 sm

Date of completion: UnderConstruction