* Residential Architecture: CGM House by Ricardo Torrejón
Posted by the editors on Monday, 25 June 2012
Residential Architecture: CGM House by Ricardo Torrejón: “..the basic design form: Independent volumes (not just independent rooms) housing the different aspects of the program which can be easily isolated at every moment from the rest of the house: 1. Parents, 2. Common Spaces, 3. Children, 4. Service..The general layout is a sort of hamlet. The volumes articulate each other, facing different directions and generating consolidated exterior fragments, which are sun shaded and protected from the coastal winds that rise in the afternoons. These exterior fragments work as a small urban space in between volumes (tall enough to shape them) where terraces and balconies converge, absorbing the extra density of guests and visits..about 40m3 recycled 2’’ red oak from demolitions nearby. The wood was scraped off and used primarily as the outer covering of exterior ventilated walls. The best pieces were used in the interior as exposed timber and upper level flooring. With the shorter ones we made stairs, interior veneer, doors, guardrails, and kitchen and bathrooms countertops. The rest was used in the service area, fences and landscaping.. Lower level paving runs all along the house, even in the kitchen and bathrooms, and is made out of polished quartz stained concrete..” Recycled red oak cladding, extensive glazing, natural light, views, numerous balconies and terraces, interesting geometry, fenestration and interior detailing..
image: © Ricardo Torrejon; article: “CGM House / Ricardo Torrejón” 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/247678>