A proposal for the A101 Urban Block competition, ColmeiA, by Portuguese architects AWAKE aims to promote the traditional model of a dense urban housing block through a cellular, outside-in method. Additional images and a brief description after the break.
The proposal intends to present a solution to a batch scaled 125 m x 75 m.
Intended to promote the idea of block, with territorial occupation based on an extensive urban fabric density standard is variable depending on the location where you want to deploy the assembly. The proposal has the form of a rectangular block that relates directly with the public space through the elevations, although it prevails communication for your more intimate interior and fully restricted to its inhabitants. The interior of the block is endowed with appropriate spaces for recreation and leisure activities and strengthening social experiences.
The model adopted translates a system decomposed by separate elements which can connect with each other while preserving relations of proportions. The modular advantage is that you can combine the units by increasing or decreasing “material” without damaging the set and horizontality and verticality. The predominant types range from a one-bedroom apartment to a four-bedroom apartment.
Each cell contains two independent floors which vary in height. In turn, each floor resolves a modular housing. Each room is lit by natural light from two fronts varying according to their position north- south or east-west, forming an integral part of the dynamic rhythmic facade discontinuous and asymmetric.