sustainable house, o soutiño part 6

All the structure of the house has already been produced. We have got the skeleton of the house and the next we will produce the remaining components of the building. The elements forming walls, floor and ceiling must be placed with perfect exactitude between beams and pillars and of course they must fit in with one another with a millimetric precision.

a whole vision

Once the structure has been produced, we mount it entire inside the factory. Although beams and pillars must fit in perfectly, we must check that there are no maladjustments. In the photo below we can see how all the beams of the base are mounted and also a part of the two corners of the house.

interior module of facade

The interior module of the facade must fit in between two pillars and the beams of the floor and ceiling. In the photo below an operator is checking that the substructure of the module fits in millimetrically in the structure. You can see a module on the floor. This module will be placed between the floor and the ceiling. The smaller module will carry a windows over it.

A good isolation is essential to achieve good confort inside the house. The isolation of 15 cm of mineral wool will be placed in walls, floor and ceiling. If the climate is extreme, the isolation can be increased without any limit.

In this photo you can see one of the corners with three interior modules of the facade. The interior modules of the facade are already produced with a desired interior material, in such way that after mounting the space will have its final look. This house is a little bit different; the owners of the house want to paint the interior of  their house. That is way the final material is DM which will later be painted as desired. The interior modules have some spaces between the floor and the ceiling in order to put installations. Also there is a space between the proper interior modules in order to lead installations from below to up.

the components of the facade

This house has got a high configuration and that is why the facade is composed by three elements. The base of the facade is a fenolic board and it can be found in the centre srewed directly in beams and pillars. The second element is the interior module of the facade. Here you can find the isolation and the interior finish of the rooms. From the interior it fits in between beams and pillars and forms an air chamber with the base board. The third element is the module of the ventilated facade. In this house the exterior finish material is wood-cement; it is fitted in from the exterior between beams and pillars, and forms a second air chamber with the base panel. This exterior air chamber has got an advantage of being able to be open or closed, in this way when it is open it operates as an ventilation chamber in summer, and when it is closed it operates as an isolating chamber in winter. This has repercussions in a interior comfort and in saving a lot of energy.

In this pictures we can see the basic fenolic panel without any treatment in the first module. It is fitted in between beams and pillars from the inside. In the next photo you can see the module of ventilated facade with a finish of wood-cement, fitted in between beams and pillars from the exterior. And in the end you can see an interior module of the facade without isolation and without a panel to protect it. It is fitted in between the beams and pillars from the interior.

We continue producing the remaining componets of the house and each one will fit in perfectly, first with the structure and second with one another. To be continued…