For many of us, working in a pleasant, well-lit environment with minimal circumstances is often an utopia. But for architects Selgas José and Lucia Cano, functioning in the Madrid architecture workplace of Selgascano, going to work, is an incentive since they have constructed their new study under trees and sky in Madrid. This is a project that favors simplicity and unobtrusive inclusion in the environment, along with some classic concepts on sustainability such as full control of sunlight and geothermal, partially burying the set, this beeing the most natural kind of getting a excellent climate insulation.
Selgas and Cano have raised a transparent cover to isolate the tables from the direct sun and provide a clean view of the outdoors. Carrying out this with a curved 20 mm thick transparent plexiglass plate oriented north, and placing the tables under a double fiberglass and polyester plate in its natural colour, in in between which is housed a translucent insulating polyethylene foam, forming a 110 mm thick sandwich, on which the shadows of the trees slightly project. The edges of these plates are milled to stuff in a sheet of silicone for appropriately sealing the components in amongst.
Meanwhile, the two side -east and west, are of 10 mm thick white opal methacrylate plate, placed on a steel frame, by way of pulleys and counterweights, totally open to enable air circulation.
The carrier, in concrete formwork wooden plank, has been half burried, and enables the horizontal view of the plot, for optimal climate insulation. The board also placed function painted in two colors with two component paint pavement with epoxy primarily based, favoring the separation of the perform location and passing.
For the furnishings there has been chosen a modern and minimalist style primarily based on white boards for desktops. On the north wall are located transparent bookcases, to be positioned all the way managing to improve the longitudinal feeling of the set. SELGAS and Cano have accomplished developing a properly studied fancy perform space.