LocationCalle Villeta, 06600 Cabeza del Buey, Badajoz, Spain
Architect in ChargeAntonio Holgado Gómez
Quantity surveyorDaniel Tena Velarde
Building CompanyFoncal Villanovense, S.L.
DeveloperGovernment of Extremadura (Spain)
It should be designed a total of five houses in two close sites, being those of a different morphology, with topographic inclines up to four metres, adjacent to other buildings' dividing walls and orders to several streets. The houses, because of being subisidized housing, should have a limited area of 80 m² usable area and if it is possible, some of them will be developed in just one floor, and they will have sloped roofs as building regulations state taking into account other regulations.
The strong differences in heights would produce important steps between the house, this is the reason why it was had the clear intention of joining and softening those steps with a common surrounding of the building project, considering this as the only one and not as the addition of repetitive elements so common in the detached houses. It was intended as the sloped roofs as the front of the houses, acted as a unique enveloping, using the same colours for their textures (If I had to say with a colour my memory about the houses of Badajoz area, is the white.)
The houses, like in no other way in this environment, have a courtyard, that is conceived as a living and privative element towards most of the rooms of the groundfloor are pointed. It could almost be said that the vision to outdoors does not mind and that their openings are conceived in many cases, only to guarantee the crossed air circulation with the yards.
With the intention of obtaining, on the one hand, they privacy of the froundfloor rooms, and on the other one, to give more importance and clearnees to the with texture, it is conceived a series of covering louvers part of the enclosure behind which different openings are hidden.
The peculiarity of having different perspectives of the edifications and integrated them in the different urban scene of which they are part, preserving in all the proyect a common language.