North Face by nodo17 group

North Face
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz

North Face was designed as a protection wall from cold winds. It was built reusing granite masonry from a house in ruins.

North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz

In the inner facade of North Face wall grows a humid landscape of climbing plants, ficus and palms trees.

North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz

A south oriented solar chimney illuminates the interior landscape from above. The program is developed between the inner landscape of north face wall and the exterior landscape formed by liquidambars and cedars.

North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz

The house volume is fragmented to enhance diagonal views of the exterior landscape.

North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz

The project is opened to south orientation and protected to west one, trying to minimize energy consumption.

North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz

Eaves and deciduous trees allows optimal sun protection. Inner landscape works as a greenhouse during winter enhancing cross ventilation in summer.

North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz

The building envelope is formed by multiple isolation layers preventing any cold bridging.

North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz

An 80 cms pipe with a total length of 300m is buried along site, working as a Canadian pipe system that allows pre-conditioned air. Source by nodo17 group.

North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
  • Location: El Escorial, Madrid, Spain
  • Architects: nodo17 group
  • Partners: Manuel Pérez Romero + Jaime Tarazona Lizárraga
  • Project Team: Félix Toledo Lerín, Noelia Sonmolinos, Luis del Rey Cristobal
  • Directorate for execution: Ignacio Delgado Conde
  • Structure: Jofemar
  • Facillities: A.C.H. + Euring
  • Site Manager: Mario Arias, Javier Díaz, Javier Bravo
  • Subcontractors: Alser, Aimad, Alumifyl, Complufer, Celsius, Nadalux, Jardinería-Sostenible, Levantina, Mosso, Lumbre
  • Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Pablo Cruz, Courtesy of nodo17 group
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
North Face
Photo © Pablo Cruz
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