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  7. 17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus

17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus

  • 01:00 - 10 January, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus
17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus, © Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

© Marc Torra © Marc Torra © Marc Torra © Marc Torra + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avinguda el Castell, 2, 08570 Torelló, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architect

    Màrius Quintana Creus
  • Collaborators

    Manel Fernández, Joan González Gou.
  • Budget

    2.081.725,51 €
  • Project Area

    2487.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Marc Torra
© Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

Text description provided by the architects. We propose dwellings with a minimum depth to achieve the largest interior courtyard possible, thereby obtaining natural cross ventilation for the dwellings, and in turn, to be able to design with a clear distribution in the chamfer.

Typical Plan
Typical Plan

Only the service areas overlook this common interior space. Access to all the dwellings is concentrated through gateways with a single vertical core, which is accessible on the ground floor at the highest level, ie, through Progrés street. In this way the interior courtyard, with good solar orientation, can be a community space for users of these homes on the outskirts of Torello. Parking in the basement is accessed through the lowest level of the Pirineus Avenue, and is stepped to excavate the minimum necessary.

© Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

The building, 9.50 m deep, yields dwellings with long facades facing east and west, where all the bedrooms and living rooms are located. In cases where the building regulation allows, continuous balconies are proposed with sliding shutter blinds.

17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus, © Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

All homes are designed with interior practicability, and the project has an adapted route linking the street with each home. All vertical elements with building facilities are concentrated at the boundary between dwellings, with corridors for easy maintenance and repairs.

© Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

The homes meet all points of the Sustainable Construction Program of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Decret 157/2002), especially with regard to the installation of solar collection panels for DHW, means to promote energy saving and systems with consumption reduction and water reuse.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus" [Edificio de 17 viviendas VPO / Màrius Quintana Creus] 10 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/465423/17-vpo-dwellings-marius-quintana-creus/> ISSN 0719-8884