3X1, HOUSES FOR THREE SISTERS // Aldeire, Granada, 2013

House for three sisters, located at the tip of a main estate divided in lots. A quiet spot in Sierra Nevada, 1300m high, a remote place, rooted in the memory of its developers. It is an intervention in a place both near and far. The house is a transition space between street and its patio, 6.30m deep on average, between NE and SW.

The houses face to south, to the silhouette drawn by the three peaks, more than 2300m high, and avoid crossing views between them and the neighboring houses. The protection of the houses reacts to the climactic differences, more than 50ºC between seasons. This solution, based in an interpretation of the local architecture, intends to adapt these houses to he environment, like plant species. The main inquiries transformed the big thick wall of the traditional house into a multi-layer wall avoiding thermal bridges. These conditions were also maintained for the windows and doors, with openable double glazing, forming a total of three cavities and six sheets in asymmetric layout. The interior configuration compacts the equipment and storage space of each house, to leave the rest of the space free for improved flexibility of use.
Houses as landscape, whose behavior is coherent with the exterior factors and with the changing needs of an expanding family.



DESIGNER: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez |Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.|


COLLABORATORS: Paula Cabrera Fry, Jorge Hernández y Rocío Narbona Flores |ARQUITECTOS|

TECHNICAL ARCHITECT: Joaquín Onieva  //  PHOTOGRAPHY: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.

SITUATION: Calle Luna   //  CITY: Aldeire, Granada, España

STRUCTURE: El Rirre // MASONRY: Serafín Moya // ALUMINIUM: Aluminios Jabalcón // METALWORK: Encarna Illescas “La Patarra” // PLUMBING and ELECTRICITY: Carmelo Beas y Torres Yeste