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216 Social Housing Different from One Another

Built | 2008 | Galdacano | Residential | The plot is a recent rectangle drawn in one of the last urban developments in the city. The size of the rectangle and its obligatory height forces to a volume similar to the housing blocks in the rest of the area, which have generated alignments without character, publicly rejected by the citizens and the municipal authorities.
Three buildings try to provide to the area and to each house the identity that it lacks today.
The broken façade is built using only one precast concrete piece, which incorporates floor to ceiling aluminum windows. The unique difference among the precast concrete pieces is the side cut angles. The result are 216 all-different units with an enclosure practicable and transparent, and, at the same time, nuanced in privacy and with great feeling of solidity.
100 % of the living rooms, bedrooms and inhabitable parts are open to the exterior façade. Only lobbies and wet rooms are relegated to the wood floored wavy polished iron walled courtyard.
Plant generates flexible housing. The user can easily modify the unit and adapt it to different uses and ways of life.

 

 
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