This building is
located in the city of Cuenca, so sunlight is almost perpendicular, with
variations of 23 degrees at the equinoxes of June and December. It contains one
apartment per floor, except for the third top floor where the space is divided
between a small apartment and an office.
We intended for the
apartments to have sunlight in the morning and evening, therefore, the east and
west facades are very transparent, while those facing north and south are
closed preventing views to the neighbors. The apartment on the ground floor is
lit through a back courtyard.
system used is fast and efficient: we propose three bearing walls 6 meters
apart, each built with solid bricks 20x40x8 that are manufactured especially for
this project. The slabs are constructed with pre-stressed beams 6m in length
positioned every 60cm. This system allows us to dispense with the columns and
have two free bays to distribute the spaces.
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