meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
 

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout

meandre’s ‘shelldom’ is a countryside single-family house located in northern spain. this is a new idea for house layout which represents the traditional house space-planning turned inside out. traditional layout is built around central common space with other rooms having entrances from it and between each other. by the contrast, in this new concept the common space is hugging all rooms forming common corridor around whole structure and the rooms become separate shell-shaped isolated dwelling cells.

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
meandre’s ‘shelldom’ is a countryside single-family house located in northern spain

 

 

the new layout presented by russian architecture firm meandre provides ultimate privacy for bedrooms with windows opening only into internal garden space. other rooms are transparent and have glazing on all sides. the suites are oriented in a way that allows them to be lit with natural light during morning time with only living and dining areas receiving sunlight during evenings. the proposed layout provides courtyard access from the corridor but not from the rooms.

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
the layout provides privacy for bedrooms with windows opening only into internal garden space

 

 

on a junction between functional and bioclimatic ideas, a new aesthetic with vivid memorable form has been born. the geometry of simple lines and arches can be recognized from the facade. the volumes of meandre’s ‘shelldom’ house clearly define its internal functions. additionally, the dome roof above every room increase internal space, allowing more natural light and creating a unique silhouette.

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
the dome roof above every room increase internal space and create a unique silhouette

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
architectural program organization

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
exploded axonometric representation

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
isometric view of ‘shelldom’ house

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
roof plan

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
ground floor plan

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
north facade

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
east facade

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
section 1-1

meandre's shell-shaped house in spain presents an original space-planning layout
summer and winter analysis

 

 

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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

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