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  7. Housing in Tres Cantos / R&AS

Housing in Tres Cantos / R&AS

  • 00:00 - 20 February, 2013
  • Translated by Nico Saieh
Housing in Tres Cantos / R&AS
Housing in Tres Cantos / R&AS, © Liven Photography
© Liven Photography

© Liven Photography © Liven Photography © Liven Photography © Liven Photography + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Ricardo Saldías Barreneche
  • Design Team

    Carlos Rubio Carvajal, Enrique Álvarez-Sala
  • Technical Architects

    Vicente Arenas Benitez, Pedro Valiente Bravo, Javier Sáenz Neira
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Liven Photography
© Liven Photography

Text description provided by the architects. The project has 186 VPPB (official protection housing) of 2 or 3 bedrooms, 186 box rooms, 279 parking spaces, and all the necessary building systems for its correct functioning.

© Liven Photography
© Liven Photography

Above ground level the building is solved like a unique, continuous and linear volume. Staggered in ground level as in the roof level, trying to adapt itself to the existing topography and development/urbanization and following the east-west axis which is the longest in the plot.

© Liven Photography
© Liven Photography

Its linear shape plus its position in the longitudinal axis allows a more rational occupation , releasing/freeing up space for gardens (or creating green spaces) and promenades of generous dimensions. The floors below ground level are situated in the projected footprint of the building extending towards the garden until they reach the necessary dimensions to accommodate all the box rooms and parking spaces.

© Liven Photography
© Liven Photography

The horizontal lines are the tendency in the façade. This is highlighted with the black and white brick walls that predominate throughout the façade. In the north façade balconies stand out and in the south façade the extending terraces stand out.

© Liven Photography
© Liven Photography

Access to the private urbanization is situated in the midpoint of the north limit plot, and through a lodge close to the future pedestrian crossing at Transversal Sur st. Circulation is defined by promenades that communicate every doorway and resolve the different levels/heights with steps or adapted ramps for the disabled.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

All 186 dwellings are distributed throughout 6 doorways, all of them with direct access from the private urbanization. Inside each doorway there is one staircase and one elevator that connect the different levels (above and below ground). Each doorway is made up of 4 dwellings per floor, 2 of them orientated towards the north façade and 2 of them orientated towards the south façade.

North Elevation
North Elevation

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Housing in Tres Cantos / R&AS" [186 Viviendas en Tres Cantos / R&AS] 20 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Saieh, Nico) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/334539/housing-in-tres-cantos-ras/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Liven Photography

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