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Housing Complex in Sevilla / DL+A Arquitectos Asociados

  • 01:00 - 21 June, 2013
Housing Complex in Sevilla / DL+A Arquitectos Asociados
Housing Complex in Sevilla / DL+A Arquitectos Asociados, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +21

  • Codirector

    Mario Algarín Comino
  • Main Architect

    Jorge Romera Herrero
  • Collaborators

    Paula Martínez Abascal , Matán Sapir, Elena Tejeiro Medina
  • Engineering

    Grupo JG Sevilla, CALCONSA, CEMOSA, J.Antonio Angulo González
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© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

From the architect. The Sevilla project arises from a first prize of an open and anonymous national ideas competition, which bet for a promotion of social dwelling in one of the most valued neighborhoods of Sevilla.

The proposal chose to take advantage of the maximum admissible height. This decision allowed much of the ground floor release. The pros: a better sunlight of the public spaces, visual permeability and mainly the creation of outdoor spaces that address different features of the public.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

There are seven courtyard-towers with an apparently random position on the plot. However, the distribution criteria attends to the maximum distance between facades, the views from the apartments, the optimal sunlight, the plurality of those…The typology is four dwelling per core, all of them with double orientation.

On the facades, the extruded aluminum forming sunscreen slats and the prefabricated concrete are given the same texture. Thus, transparent and opaque plans appear as equals, the windows disappeared when closed, and slide and open wide...

There are different ways of relationship between users, creating two types of community areas:

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

-The forest clearings, wide opened to a city that participates in their maintenance
-The tower's squares, all of them with different uses _gymnastic games, basketball, skaters, awnings fair…and so on_ nevertheless inviting the users to share these spaces.
In addition, in every tower an upper public space reflects the highest degree of intimacy between the users of the different towers…a proprietary of one of those could invite its neighbors from the others to his watchtower, to his finger, outdoor spaces pointing to each other talking about invisible relationships such as smoking, chatting, stargazing.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Housing Complex in Sevilla / DL+A Arquitectos Asociados" [Conjunto de Viviendas en Sevilla / DL+A Arquitectos Asociados] 21 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Croco Dile · June 21, 2013

This project is terrible !

delyoper · September 09, 2013 05:59 AM

nice facade. But I don't see the correlation between interior and exterior


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