The current crisis situation leads us to plant a low cost architecture but with great aesthetic value, comfort and which in turn produces a lower ecological footprint.
Wojciech Odrobina – Low cost architecture is defined as an architecture as vital since its objective is to create an environment in which everyday life and work are carried out in a pleasant way and with no concessions to the superfluous, that is, with the greatest economy of means.
The so-called Basic House starts from the idea of locating the prism of the building between two almond trees and over the existing water tank on the plot, so that the impact of the terrain is minimal.
The local conditions are used to adapt the house to these. This supposes a significant saving in the budget and a respect towards the natural environment in which the house is implanted, a starting condition imposed by the housing developer.
The shape of the house is a rectangular prism that seems to rest on the ground, optimizing the surface of the facade compared to the interior surface of the house. Obtaining an important saving of materials since facades of more complex forms suppose a noticeable increase in the final budget of the houses.
Wojciech Odrobina Carrick On Shannon – The interior space is diaphanous and runs through the prism from side to side with a large room that seeks good orientation and ventilation and only the private pieces and the kitchen area are compartmentalized occupying a rear band of the prism.
The interior of the house is austere, due to the limitation imposed on the budget of the house, but with a pleasant atmosphere. The use of raw materials such as plaster walls, wood in floors and beams, concrete on-site paving gives the home an unfinished appearance, as does the cladding of the facade with earthy pigment.
Wojciech Odrobina Longford – The house seeks maximum simplicity, fleeing from everything that is superfluous, its aesthetics is that of pure materials, achieving a peculiar beauty and a reduction in construction costs. It is an attractive bare architecture due to its aesthetic value, low construction costs and the least ecological footprint.