The Xarma Hotel is designed as a modular, transportable and inmediate construction site.
The whole construction takes place around a courtyard, in coexistence and respect, to guide private outdoor space (terrace room) to nature.
The service unit is located on the north side of the courtyard, guiding the lounge- bar - restaurant to the plaza and with a extension to it by a porch or terrace. In the other three sides we put as many other communitarian rooms to which to can enter through the porch-runner. The rooms are grouped in twos allowing internal communication between them. Each room has a private outdoor terrace-porch.
The entire assembly is formed by modules of 3.50 x 7.00 m base and 3.65 m high modules in the service unit and 3.15 m high in the room modules. The modules of the porch terrace lounge-bar-restaurant are 3.50 x 3.50 x 3.20 m, and the runner porch and porch - terrace rooms are 3.50 x 3.50 x 2.90 m.
The modules are constructed by a hollow structure, supporting an outer coating formed from chipboard wood chip cement, forming a ventilated façade thermal insulating and metal sections inside the walls of pints or plasterboard panels coated and wooden modular ceilings wood fiber and wood or ceramic.
The module covers are conceived as a flat green roof with roof drainage through hollow metal sections of the structure of the vertical structure of each module
The inspiring design principles for this proposal have been:
1. Contribution to sustainability through a modular, prefabricated and transportable construction.
2. Minimal impact on the environment. Only holes in the ground for foundation insulated ducts and facilities are needed. The building is separated from the floor for a stilts. The vegetation covered we compensate with the green roofs. We integrate the existing vegetation within the set.
3. Orientation, lighting and ventilation. All living areas and relationship are facing east, south or west. All rooms have cross ventilation and natural lighting. Proper orientation allows direct input of energy from the sun.4. Using alternative energy using photovoltaic cells and solar panels to produce electricity and hot water. Completing modules porch-terrace lounge- bar-restaurant and porch-terrace room with glass enclosures we could create greenhouse enclosures.