On this occasion, the House of the Week takes us to a spectacular and elegant detached house with Jacuzzi and a large garden, in an exclusive area of Tacoronte, El Pris, with views of the Teide and the endless sea, in the city of Tenerife. Discover it photo by photo in this new entry of the house of the week!...continue reading "Views to the Teide and the infinite sea in this detached house in El Pris (Tenerife)"
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The project of this house situated in Tenerife, Canary Islands, is a hard-won synthesis of a tropical, volcanic environment, an unusually narrow lot, an eccentric client brief and the architect's own academic ideals.
The Bioclimatic House by Ruiz Larrea and Associates has a wind farm right in its back yard, so when it came to the design, high winds had to be accounted for. Located next the to wind park of Granadilla (Tenerife, Canary Islands) at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Energias Renovables, the home is one of 25 Bioclimatic Houses incorporated into the research center. The home is surrounded and shielded by a circular wall of volcanic Tosca stone, and has no heating or air conditioning, relying completely on passive strategies to keep the interior warm or cool depending on the season. Insulation, weatherproofing, and thermal mass all help to retain or remove heat when necessary. Natural ventilation provided by cross breezes, the stack effect, and louvered openings encourages air to move through the house.