108 Dwellings in Polígono Aeropuerto / Enrique Abascal García

  • 29 Jul 2012
  • Housing Selected Works
Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

Architects: Location: Calle Profesor Faustino Gutiérrez Alviz y Armario, 41020 Seville, Architect In Charge: Enrique Abascal García, Miguel Díaz Zulategui Technical Architects: Pilar López Galán, Maite Conejero, Esther Expósito Photographs: Courtesy of Clemente Delgado, Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

Project Area: 13,910 sqm
Collaborators: Néstor González, Óscar Navarro, Francisco Gómez, Antonio Lastres, Antonio Gancedo, Antonio De La Concha, Gerardo Sandar, Vorsevi, Cemosa

Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

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.

Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

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.

Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

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.

Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

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.

Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

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.

Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

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.

Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

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.

Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

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.

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  • Mac

    Photos are quite empty, guess it will stay that way for the foreseeable future…

  • John3

    Reminds of those desolate public housing blocks like Pruitt Igoe that have to be demolished due to rampant crime and vandalism. These buildings are a blank canvas for grafitti.

  • Lukas

    I like how the flat layout is modular but couldn’t they move the kitchen next to the living room? I can’t imagine traveling the whole flat back and forth just to have a family dinner. Kitchen gets a separate maintenance shaft so its not a problem (the could combine one from two kitchens)

    • bLogHouse

      you are right – to have the kitchen and the dinner table at the two far ends of the flat is just bad planning.

      • oo

        The kitchen is enough to have lunch/dinner everyday. It allows to put a table there. Kitchen there allows to covert the flat in a diaphane space, and when it is configurate like in the drawings, you have a double ventilation in the living and the kitchen

  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    What is the quality of concrete work!