40 Homes, Maimona Saints / GAas architecture studio

  • 06 Nov 2012
  • Housing Selected Works
© Fernando Alda

Architects: GAas architecture studio
Location: Guadiana Street, 16. 06230 Los Santos de Maimona, Badajoz, Extremadura, España.
Design Team: Raúl Gálvez Tirado, José Algeciras Rodríguez
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Fernando Alda

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Collaborators: Gema Durán Atalaya, Juan Lorenzo Guillén Guerrero
Consultants : Pablo Nieto Cabezas, Juan José Lavado Salmerón, Rafael Jarque García, Sergio Martínez Mellado
Contractor: Construcciones Encinares, S.L.
Work Budget : 2.285.184,56 €

Daily life and transition: From public to private

These 40 homes are located on the outskirts of the ; an industrial area which has been growing for residential purposes. The aim of the project is that the houses must be linked to public space. The patio turns into a transitional space between the street and the private areas. We propose the construction of covered galleries, extensions of the street itself, or rather, of one´s home that encourages local relations.

© Fernando Alda

The result of the project is an urban stroll that starts in the street, from where you can see the Sierra of San Cristobal, and continuing up to the entrance of each house. These covered galleries will make people feel connected to their neighbors.

© Fernando Alda

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