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48 Housing Units in Torrelles de Llobregat / BB Arquitectes

  • Architects: BB Arquitectes
  • Location: Torrelles de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain
  • Authors: Antoni Barceló y Bàrbara Balanzó
  • Architects Collaborators: Luis Alegre, Lluís Lloveras
  • Architects: Daniel García, Francesc Trillo
  • Technical Architect: Lluís Miquel Bonastre
  • Structures: Crack Ingeniería Catalana
  • S L , Facilities: Kalok Empresarial
  • Telecommunications Engineer: Rubén Gómez
  • Area: 7530.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Filippo Poli, Lourdes Jansana

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli

From the architect. The project is located on the outskirts of Torrelles de Llobregat, a rural area in the process of urbanization. Fragmenting and compacting the building in blocks reduces the impact of construction in the zone and resolves the relationship with the environment and topography.

© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

In this type of public housing, the parallelepiped block has many eco-biological, rational and constructive advantages: it allows a low footprint on the territory; insertion into the landscape is achieved without volumetric or aesthetic violence; a reasonable depth (13.5 m), adequate sunlight and good ventilation.

© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli
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