PROJECT

CASA ISLAY

This little Moorish style holiday home was originally built in the eighties. In 2011, it was acquired by a German medical specialist looking for a comfortable holiday home that would meet his high living standards, while complying with German build standards and relying on healthy and natural building material. Working closely within these strict guidelines, CORE team was able to offer an ecologically sustainable design that exceeded expectations. 

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TRANSFORMING SPACE, REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

High thermal insulation and shuco triple pane windows were used with Nordic oak for the bespoke internal doors, kitchen and bathroom cabinets – all of which were matching. Previously, due to small windows, vegetation and wrong orientation of the view lines, it was not clear how stunning the sea view could be. By changing the layout and adding a new floor, the small-looking Moorish style villa we started with was transformed into a highly energy-efficient holiday home that became comfortable during all seasons and suitable for holiday rentals all year long. The use of ecological materials such as clay plaster, wall heating, solar panels as well as a biomass boiler for heating, plus cooling by ventilation, helped transform this house into a self- sufficient, low-energy building.

The client’s extended family was also able to enjoy the home, visiting several times a year and enjoying the healthy living environment that we were able to create at a very cost-effective budget.

CORE was responsible for the architectural design, engineering, on-site management, quality control and interior design 

Plot size: 943 m²
Classification of plot: Urban
Construction area: 182m² extended to 265m2
Number of rooms: 4 & 3 bathrooms 
Specifications: NZEH 
Construction time: 12 months
Budget /m2: 1800€/m² 
Project-type: Refurbishment and extension

 

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