R1D Housing / a3gm

© Jesús Granada

Architects: a3gm
Location: Burgos,
Project Architects: Jesús Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
Collaborators: Ignacio Martínez Fernández, José Manuel Alarcia López
Investor: Consorcio para la Gestión de la Variante Ferroviaria de Burgos
Contractors: Corsán-Corviam
Project Area: 3,490 sqm
Budget: 1,591,940 €
Project Year: 2006-2009
Photographs: Jesús Granada

The building is located on the block R1 of the AU 29.01.1A Burgos, promoted by the Consorcio para la Gestión de la Variante Ferroviaria. From the competition it was given special importance to the criteria of sustainability and energy efficiency.

situation plan

The developed proposal starts from the analysis of the situation of the two main facades as of a certain equivalence: northwest and block courtyard/ southeast and street. The 30 houses of between one and four bedrooms are developed in the six plants with a certain randomness to allow a variable access and a volumetric treatment of the facades. The access corridor that crosses the block longitudinally from the box of stairs to the opposite facade produces a differential shift of the boxes going out in the four intermediate levels.

© Jesús Granada

On the ground floor are situated the commercial premises with facade to the street and the adapted houses open to the courtyard. The attic plan goes back from the facade plane and allows the emergence of a common terrace.

plan 03
plan 04
© Jesús Granada

The houses are composed by aggregation: the elements of the program are equal and different types are produced by a combination of modules of kitchen-dining-living, main bedroom and secondary bedrooms associated to the storage space.

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Cite: "R1D Housing / a3gm" 12 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=77104>
  • bob

    Looks alright from the hero shot with the purplecast but some of the interior shots are so stark and prison like. The back side with the brutalist concrete is pretty horrible

  • asd

    well finished structure, but I don’t feel the human spirit. I hope people enjoy this building

  • qaz

    456€ for square meter?

    Seems low…