Traditional glassed façade Building in “La Marina” Avenue - La Coruña

Traditional glassed façade Building in “La Marina” Avenue - La Coruña

GUSTAVO R.
Building located in the seafront, with typical glassed facade named "galería" and very characteristical typology, so this boulevard is known as "Crystal City" of La Coruña: his geometry (narrow in the main facades and elongated in the lateral ones) because of the shape of the traditional fishing nets: the fishermen, needed a site to extend their elongated nets to repair them (sewing by hand). So, these buildings usually have only one dwelling per floor with interconnecting rooms, where ventilation and lighting is done through the facades and interior courtyard located in the middle of the building. The facade more exposed to winds greater chance of rain (facing south), have arcades to protect from the weather to pedestrians. The glassed facades facing south, are a heating and cooling free bioclimatic traditional system: in winter the sun heats this glass facade (greenhouse effect), while the holes (doors) in the thick stone wall existing next to the "galería", remain open, generating a convention stream that heats the house, but in summer the windows facing the sun, remain open (insolation surface reduction) at the same time, the opposite facade windows (north orientation = air cooler) are also open, generating a cooling stream inside the house. Modelling by “AqTRO – Architecture / Building engineering” (Gustavo Robleda: technical architect and building engineer), mail: gustavorobleda@aqtro.es #architectural_heritage #architectural_rehabilitation #folk_architecture #glassed_facades #thermodynamic_walls #traditional_architecture
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