PROJECTS I CONSULTING
Earth Study and Correction
PASSIVE HOUSE IN MATARRAÑA. Teruel
Architects: Zest architecture
The location is in Matarraña, a beautiful natural area in Aragon. The clients found an exceptional place with beautiful views where they are authorized to build a house of 300 square meters.
The house will be completely self-sufficient, with photovoltaic panels in a separate building for the garage, with a geothermal installation for underfloor heating and cooling, and will have a saltwater pool. Thick rammed earth walls in the building provide thermal mass and create excellent comfort conditions all the year. These walls will be built with the earth from the excavations of the house and the pool.
Fetdeterra develops the technical prescriptions for the executive project of the in-situ earth walls, with earth reuse. We define the construction details, technical characteristics of materials and equipment, the formwork system and the quality control program. Laboratory tests necessary for the characterization of available earth and formulation of material for use in the earth walls.