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Martemar House Design by Ensamble Studio

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Two Horizons, with identical direction and opposite ways, two gateways which lead the obtain. Between them, the structures which support the space. People say with every single with the fact that earliest function on the architect is normally a dwelling. It hasn’t been such as this within our vocation.

After a lot more than half a dozen projects and eight years function experience, it turned out impossible for us to become trusted by the client who wished to create your house within the (our) dreams. Like this, arose the Martemar dwelling, which includes a brave client who have blind faith inside our proposal, and he was patient to work out it grow.

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

The client gave us a sunny location facing the sea, and surrounded by many houses all a similar. The house stretches on an allotment some meters above the sea level, from where distant landscapes might be viewed, profiting therefore from exceptional panoramic views.

The sea in the front along with the mountain in the returning were our only horizons. For this reason home is since the passing viewpoint in such a direction and both directions; with each of the internal spaces joined to these horizons. We start with two porticos: one before the sea line plus additional for the broken profile on the mountain.

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Therefore the sea is framed having a sliding window of 25 meters, built thanks to somewhat of your huge prestressed concrete floor floor floor lintel fabricated many kilometers away. The beam was labeled giraffe, resulting from its slimness and its 50.000 kilos, plus it had been escort transported belonging to the factory to get finally threaded on dowel bars within the structure before the amazement in the clients and friends, who assisted for the building show.

On major of this big beam, 5 metallic trusses 20m aspect easy nature distance, form (and name) are supported, they constitute the sides from the programme, structurally and space linked for the porticos and constantly facing horizontal.

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

The bedrooms are among the structure, which manifests its nudity and beauty in all moments, through the construction and from the strong noise with the supports in dilatation, sonorous indicators that this structure feels its load and exposition, at once expresses its issue and raw effort, with all its flavor.

We just just like the nudity in the structures, and their expression from the construction. We incorporate solutions not habitual in dwelling programs and that we make an effort to resolve them with constructive honesty, where the devices are assembled searching for new turn from the architecture language which proceeds from the meeting of elements of distinct scales.

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

The breakthrough is really a tectonic of fantastic sincerity that has deep roots from the constructive traditions. The support in the structures evokes typical construction systems plus they may be yet to surprised us combining contemporaneous concerns with respect towards architectonic space, with basic concepts of structures.

It is through this point, where the static cling as well as the aesthetics meet, where we experience comfortable, manipulating the variables in the constructive principles and expanding the building stuff. To confront elements of extreme weight, also to differentiate between equals by its position or character, has allowed us to elaborate a dwelling of great complexity with metals, glass and concrete.

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Three families of materials and its combination, elaborate the shades, transforming concrete in cement slabs once we want greater lightness, and glasses which vary in transparency, from translucent to total reflex of a mirror. And we want to discover beauty in corners less explored and that we get bored on the actions which usually do not involve some boldness and risk.

All this complex process we wrapped up in what’s named a project, and that we could not seek for a business which shared similar enthusiasm, so we made a decision to develop it with this hands, like the architects of all times. Martemar House looks in the website as the singular architectonic object, for a stranger outside the architecture typical from the area, being familiar with every scale in the context. Taking a look heading towards possibilities but ignoring pre-established trends.

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Ensamble Studio | Martemar House

Structural system & program:

The structural system of the house organizes the program and generates the different living areas. It consists of two main portal frames: one in concrete formed by a beam of 2,75 meters high which makes up the garden facade, and the other a steel frame overlooking the entrance. The two frames support five steel trusses, each of them with a different aesthetic and structural vocation.

These five linear structural elements organize and delimit three functional strips, which establish relational sequences between them. Exterior spaces are organized according to interior spaces distribution, so they are designed depending on the nature of the interior space which opens to them. This implies a successive public/private gradation of the open areas enclosing the house as well as the interior ambiences.

Location: Benahavis, Malaga, Spain
Architect: Ensamble Studio | Guillermo Sevillano, Debora Mesa, Johannes Gramse, Claudia Gans, Jorge Consuegra, Jan Goebel
Date of project: 2005
Author of the project: Anton Garcia- Abril
Project name: Martemar House
Quantity surveyor: Javier Cuesta
Developer: Artime
Construction company: Materia Inorganica
Built area: 1 640 m2
Photos: Roland Halbe

 

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