A MODEL FOR A PATIO HOUSING | 2010 Luanda – Angola
from fixed elements to saturation of void spaces with pergolas and added rooms.
FIXED ELEMENTS/ ADDITION PROCESS
The house is composed by 5 prefixed dimensional elements that can be added.
The construction of the added elements can be done both with traditional local techniques or prefabricated panels (Schnell House technique or others).
GROWING HOUSE UP TO 100 SQ.M. WITH PARTITION FLEXIBILITY
The inhabitants tendencies for personalization and identity is accommodated in the design. These helps to create a sense of belonging and offer visual interest through variety in the built form. House extension and facade treatments can satisfy such tendencies.
SATURATION OF BUILT FORM THROUGH PERGOLA SYSTEM
(wood beams maximum 3.75 m)
Each dwelling is to have a large private open space for outdoor activity and growth. Compound and court on ground floor units and terraces on upper floors units are provided for such private spaces.
1. Fence: larger thickness on the street side, depending on the type of road (vehicular /commercial/pedestrian /residential), the fence is rectilinear or shaped by the workshop pavilions.
2. Infrastructural duct : service core for kitchen, toilets and ducts for ventilation provided with self sufficient facilities: cistern for rainwater, fotovoltaic/ solar panels.
standardized elements in concrete: walls, stairs and chimneys
standardized elements in wood: wind tower, doors and windows
The infrastructural duct is built combining precasting components with those casted in situ. The construction of the added elements can be done both with traditional local techniques (strategy A) or using prefabricated panels like Schnell House technique or others (strategy B).
STRATEGY A: TRADITIONAL BUILDING TECHNIQUES
Walls: taipa (fence), adobe blocks
Slabs: wood structure, secondary cane structure (sisal, bamboo…), asphalt sheet, compressed earth and finishing earth.
STRATEGY B: CONCRET WALL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM
Raw materials, polystyrene (EPS/RF) in blocks, galvanized or standard steel wire assembled by Schnell House technology construction system.
Walls: single and double panels plus projected concrete
Slabs: roof panel plus projected concrete