Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
190 Housing Units in Salburua, Spain by Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura
July 13th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura
The proposed solution deals with the urban character of the closed block with a common open space for the community –the inner patio-.
To provide an adequate scale to the project, the following is proposed:
Unitary treatment of the outer façade by means of translucent glass cladding that “dematerializes” the strong presence of the closed block.
Regarding composition, the plans are grouped in twos, giving the façade a greater, less fragmented scale
The window model, represented in the sliding elements of the exterior façades, is moved to the inner façade. A puzzle of grey-toned pieces is composed based on this model, “pixelizing” the inner façade like a large mural.
The incorporation of a large tree in this inner space allows the lighter areas of the puzzle to relate to its presence. Besides the large openings made on façades, the patio opens up on ground floor on the shorter sides, north and south. Stands over the car ramp provide the image of public space.
The construction system of the cladding, before the glass façade, is made up of continuous insulating cladding that guarantees the absence of thermal bridges.
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