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Social Housing - Vallecas

The project stems from the desire to distort the existent urban grid in response to the absence of an environment. A total of 93 subsidized housing units are being designed, of which 90% have two and three bedrooms. The housing buildings are wrapped in a winding skin that protects them and gives them a unique character.

Like a sinuous thread that runs through the building, the wooden slats increase or reduce their density depending on what they 'find' in their way: balconies, openings, etc. Thus, the bamboo skirt slides down until it meets the ground level, serving to enclose the plot itself. Inside, a private courtyard garden provides access to the three entrances.

The houses are wrapped in a winding skin that gives them a unique character


DATA SHEET

Place/Date: Madrid, 2004
Client: Municipal Housing Company
Budget: Confidential
Surface: 3.400 m2
Arquitects: luis vidal + architects
Contributors: Arup
Project Status: Tender
Team: Isabel Gil - Luis Vidal - Bárbara Pérez