Casa Kyoto

Torre-serona (Lleida)

Casa Kyoto was a pioneering project by PMP in 2008. This bioclimatic industrialised home was built using sustainable building criteria and was awarded different prizes such as the Endesa Prize for the Most Sustainable Property Development and the Quatrium Prize for the property with the most energy saving. The project formed part of the publication of Matter in Fad and the travelling exhibitions, and also appeared in several magazines.

This is a passive home that uses a system of renewable energies and water recycling, as well as materials with a low environmental impac

Client

Residential

Location

Torre-serona (Lleida)

State

Finished in 2008

H-shaped floor plan

This detached home is divided across three floors; basement, ground floor and first floor. What especially stands out is the H-shaped floor plan with a central patio that acts as a key element around which the property´s rooms are organised.

Interior spaces

Shades of beige combined with greys and whites acquire a key role inside the home, both on walls, and with the furniture. Some designer elements, such as the chairs and the lights break this line with their lively colours and original shapes, adding vitality and contrast to the different rooms.

Casa Kyoto is a passive home that uses a system of renewable energies and water recycling

How do we obtain maximum efficiency?

In the prototype of Casa Kyoto the orientation and distribution of the building was studied in order to fully capitalise on the area´s climate resources. The façades of the home that face the patio and the south face are open, while the rest are closed in order to attain maximum energy efficiency.

The H-shaped floor plan with a central patio acts as a key element around which the property´s rooms are organised.

Strategic layout

The windows are distributed strategically in order to obtain cross ventilation, which in turn is complemented with a natural air exchange system. Also, the home has a photovoltaic collection system that is built-into the sheet metal roof and connected up to the electricity grid. Also, there are two thermal solar panels on the roof for producing hot water for sanitary use.

Heating is via in-floor radiant heating, which functions with a highly energy-efficient gas condensing boiler. Lastly, this home includes a separate water collection network, where the rainwater is collected via the ´cistern´ style landscaped roof and is stored in the tanks in the basement in order to be subsequently used to water the garden.

The home has a photovoltaic collection system that is built-into the sheet metal roof and connected up to the electricity grid.

Savings on concrete, energy and water

Casa Kyoto was built with an industrial system that makes it possible to put the different elements of the construction together at the time of the building work. This results in lots of savings on concrete, energy and water, while in turn reducing the volume of rubbish.

Data sheet

Team

Architect

Felip Pich-Aguilera

Technical architect

Andreu Muñoz

Irene Plana

Collaborators

Capdevila loft

Interior designer

Ester Patau