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4 Dwellings in Cantón de Santa María / Patxi Cortazar

  • 01:00 - 22 April, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
4 Dwellings in Cantón de Santa María / Patxi Cortazar
4 Dwellings in Cantón de Santa María  / Patxi Cortazar, © César San Millán
© César San Millán

© César San Millán © César San Millán © César San Millán © César San Millán + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Maria Kantoia, 2, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • Technical Architect

    José Ramón Hurtado Mendoza
  • Client

    Comunidad de Propietarios
  • Construction

    Nasipa S.L.
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

    César San Millán
Original Building
Original Building

Text description provided by the architects. The lot is located in the historical center of Vitoria-Gasteiz, next to Santa Maria Cathedral, at the corner of the Canton and Txikita Street. The project is drawn up at the request of the homeowners.

© César San Millán
© César San Millán

The original building, from the nineteenth century and not catalogued, is demolished due to its state of ruin. The new building ordinance exhaustively defines the parameters of the new volume. Occupancy must be reduced to free the continuity of the inner circulation, separating the building from the bowling alley located at the top of the Cantón de Santa María.

© César San Millán
© César San Millán

The design of the building reflects the discretion and the respect due the environment, mainly in regards to Santa Maria Cathedral. This Cantón was the entry for the Camino de Santiago to the Cathedral, and we have tried to introduce an architecture without ornament, without added volumes on a facade with simple and uniform openings, always avoiding the imitation of the past and with a required intent of contemporaneity.

© César San Millán
© César San Millán

The building is conceived as a trapezoidal prism with a pitched roof, flat facades and no overhangs. We defined a single vertical opening framed with weathering steel and glass railing that is repeated aligned, composing a simple and neutral facade with two materials, an exterior, continuous insulated siding and weathering steel for the baseboards, entrance and openings.

Plan Level 1
Plan Level 1

Inside are four small dwellings, each with two orientations; three single-bedroom dwellings and a two-bedroom duplex.

© César San Millán
© César San Millán

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Cite: "4 Dwellings in Cantón de Santa María / Patxi Cortazar" [4 Viviendas en el Cantón de Santa María / Patxi Cortazar] 22 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/362711/4-dwellings-in-canton-de-santa-maria-patxi-cortazar/> ISSN 0719-8884
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