BE House by Sumo Architects

BE House is a beautiful house located in Argentona, Spain, designed by Sumo Architects in 2019.

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Description

BE house was thought for an entrepreneurial family of four, on a site plot of 370sqm, with optimal orientation and surrounded by small houses in Argentona, a small city situated 30min by car from Barcelona.

The house was designed and inspired by Passivhaus principles. It is compact, well orientated, with a hermetic well-isolated façade to avoid leaks. The concrete floor on the ground floor provides the needed inertia. It becomes a low heating and cooling demand building.

The ground and first floors are built with a dry industrialized system. The frame has wooden slabs, beams, and a façade finished with thermo-treated pine wood strips. The plinth of the house, in contact with the ground, is made out of concrete.
A hot galvanized steel tube profile defines the porch. A slim structure generates an intermediate space between the inside and the outside. Wooden rolled shooters protect the house from sun radiation and allow cross ventilation.

Photography by Aitor Estévez Olaizola

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