High-end single family homes in Real Club de Golf Cerdanya
Year of construction: 1993-95
Average duration: 110 days
Architect: Francisco Ribas Barange
Type of project: High-end single family homes (from 350 to 750 m2).
Background: Climatological requirements were key for customer satisfaction. Speed of construction allowed to avoid winter shutdown period. In that time there were no buildings in Spain made of light weight steel frame structure.
Execution: Panels not integrated. Panel engineering was carried out in USA and structural calculations were submitted to UPC for review. The structural panels and trusses were assembled on top of a concrete slab.
Peculiarities: Semi-burried light steel frame walls that support 1,5 meters of soil lateral loads, and 1,5 m of snow load. An irrigation ditch runs at 2.5m above level 00 m of the building, solved by double drainage.