We will analyze a small economic two-story house. It has an exterior structure made up of fiber cement panels and OSB wood interiors, with large crystals for excellent natural lighting in both social and private areas. Let’s see this interesting proposal from the ESEcolectivo Arquitectos studio.
Facades with Fiber Cement Panels and Large Crystals
The exterior structure sports a compact rectangular volume with large proportions of glass and fiber cement plates coupled together. Such a mixture is also used in NMC homes. The black steel frames are the structure that contains these two construction materials.
The social area (first floor) is open to the outside through a large floor-to-ceiling window, which allows direct contact with the garden. Below is a perspective of the house to see the work with the glazed areas:
Two-Story House Plans
The first floor of the house is social. It has two blocks clearly defined in the plan, separated by a central patio (where the accesses are located). To the right of the plan, we have the living room – living room and to the left, the kitchen-dining room.
On the second floor is the intimate area, there we find two bedrooms, the one on the right is the main one and has a bathroom included, next we find a small space for study, in the center a living room and finally the secondary bedroom virtually separated with a curtain. On the second level, a large private living room can be formed if the divider is folded.
As we have been able to appreciate both on the first and second floors, the spaces are open, avoiding interior walls as much as possible, and where there are, they are made of OSB chipboard type wood that is light and special for economical houses, the bathroom walls are made of fiber cement.
The house has a framed structure that allows it to have a bearing capacity. Let’s see the structural graph:
Plans of Elevations and Sections
Internal Framed Structure
The interior of the house is open and completely shows off the wood both in the walls with OSB wood as well as the framed structure and transverse beams, the floor is made of polished concrete.
The ladder has a light steel structure that includes the base of the rungs, and steel braces complete the support system.
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