Kyoto House is a prototype bioclimatic construction made using precast concrete elements from Prefabricados Pujol. Others involved in the project are Pich-Aguilera architects in collaboration with the president of Lleida Technological Institute (ITL). The current prototype of Kyoto House took 4 months and consists of 250 square meters distributed over three floors, with a guaranteed total price. Its versatile structure allows possible modifications unlike the other designs, permitting a more personalised layout and type of materials used. The industrialized modular construction solution allows the flexibility of spaces and adaptation of the house for alternative uses.
The building has been designed with the aim of minimal impact on the environment. Its facades (openings and forms) and inner distribution have been studied to achieve the maximum exploitation of heat and natural light. The precast concrete components used in the Kyoto House design include (columns, beams, facade panels and hollowcore slabs) which allow its safe and fast assembly. The constructive elements of Kyoto House are all of dry assembly. Manufactured elements in this way mean that during assembly less concrete is used, less energy and less water and also reducesthe amount of general waste on site.
Beside the precast elements by the Pujol company, the project incorporates a landscaped roof cover, a cover with photovoltaic panels which generate electricity, and solar panels for hot water production. The house also has two technical walls in which store both water and electricity. They act as a chimney that take the fresh air of the basement and distribute it throughout the house.