Architects: Enrique Abascal García
Location: Calle Profesor Faustino Gutiérrez Alviz y Armario, 41020 Seville, Spain
Architect in Charge: Enrique Abascal García, Miguel Díaz Zulategui
Technical Architects: Pilar López Galán, Maite Conejero, Esther Expósito
Collaborators: Néstor González, Óscar Navarro, Francisco Gómez, Antonio Lastres, Antonio Gancedo, Antonio De La Concha, Gerardo Sandar, Vorsevi, Cemosa
Area: 13910.0 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Clemente Delgado, Courtesy of Enrique Abascal
From the architect. The proposal starts with some conditions, housing: social, planning regulations: with quantitative and volumetric rules of a place: an area of expansion based on a pure model of growth without a special intention in forming a kind of city, and tight economic conditions.
The proposal starts with some conditions, housing: social, planning regulations. Some quantitative and volumetric rules of a place: an area of expansion based on a pure model of growth without a special intention in forming a kind of city, and tight economic conditions.
The interpretation thought the project with the available resources; on one hand the positive investigation that involves the construction of a collective building, and on the other hand the raw aspect of the lack of support makes an urban condition clear and organized, configures the work tools.
A new typological condition (to outstrip built options of nuclear aggrupation typology) arrives us to a system of interrelation of spaces, developing a plot where organize the dwellings. Three cores and galleries distribute from liberate spaces for the collective life or unless to endow spatial sense to an interior space.
The ground floor, is a free plan with patios porches, and others (access to garage, storage, mailboxes, groups), there, it is distributed three staircases that are integrated as a whole, in an atmosphere of subdued light and concentrated with a controlled lattice that permit to flow the air. This atmosphere is extended at various levels of access through openings between floors and out, places of walking and meeting with controlled lighting and natural ventilation. Communal spaces are available at various levels of the terraces.
The dwelling explores flexibility conditions; the typology organizes the technical support, bathrooms and kitchen near the dividing wall, allowing providing a big space, parallel to the façade and free of obstacles. From a normative program, we propose to resolve new distributions suitable to adapt new programs or ways of life. Installations and technical support is reachable from circulations paths and collective zones, allowing reparations and installation of new facilities without change the unit.
Construction is applied to recognize the necessary attribute of this kind of buildings, where concepts like durability, solidity and economy. It uses a color coating like an instrument of identity, and some traditional resources like celosias: it configures the use of light and shadow, the breeze control, recovering traditional energetic concepts, with passive control and active modern mechanisms.
Garage, storage rooms and, support completes and runs the complex. The final volume tries diverse scales, supporting in the internal organization and the material and textures layout.