2018-Competition for the Center for care for people with disabilities-Terra-Ourense-Spain

COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CENTER OF ATTENTION TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN OURENSE

OURENSE. GALICIA 2018

Terra

Terra, earth. Our entire building touches the earth and so do the people who live it. Living touching the earth is a primitive and natural act.

“Galicia occupies an intermediate zone between two ecological and floristic worlds, on the one hand between the Eurosiberian and Mediterranean Nemoral regions, and on the other between the Atlantic province and the Mediterranean province in the Holarctic floral kingdom. This character of limit or passage between two different botanical worlds, make Galicia, from the ecological and sociological point of view, is the country of mixtures. Thus the deciduous oak and the evergreen flourish together. Similarly, the Mediterranean alliance Cistionhdaniferi penetrates between the associations of the Atlantic Ulicionnanae, being very difficult to clearly separate both communities. ”

          LA VEGETACION DE GALICIA por Francisco Bellot Rodríguez (1911-1983)

Location

Mix of space and nature

The park approaches the building from the south. And the building opens and merges with the park, in a sort of mixture between space and nature, like the air when it flows through the wings of a bird. The building is perched on the park and adapts its body to the topography that descends to the west. The building, under a single floor, is coupled to the steep orography and is hidden under the tall and humid oaks and the rugged southern oaks. Both trees are a symbol of two different ecologies, they are front and back, as are the architectural space and nature. Our project is the result of that mix.

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A walk

The building consists of six wings or pavilions on the ground floor. Three dedicated to rest, one to group activities, another a large dining space and another to kitchen services. On the semi-basement floor, under the dining room wing and opening to the garden are the general services and on the first floor, on the kitchen wing, the office spaces. And on the indoor activities wing, on its deck, we project a space for outdoor sports activities.


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All spaces are connected and everything is accessible, not by elevators, but by gentle ramps and bright corridors. The movement in our building is not vertical, but horizontal. Therefore, there is not only total real accessibility, but the movement through our building is a walk between trees and views of the sky.

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The building is alive

The projected building is alive, not only because it will be home to a group of 110 people and passing place of those who take care of them, but live in physical terms. Its spaces let the wind circulate through the bottom of a depression dug by the Miño river, east-west direction, as its wings orient in this direction. Between the wings, in the form of soft slopes, the earth captures the rain and the vegetation grows. And the natural light turns on all the spaces of the building and the sun awakens the inhabitants of its rooms in the east. It is a different way of talking about a ZNE (Zero Net Energy) building.

The construction is logical, industrialized and simple. It is logical because the building from its foundation adapts as much as possible to the fall of the land to avoid large clearings and large fillings. Let’s say space is terrified as an economizing strategy. The construction elements are modular and serial from the industry. And therefore their union is simple.

Longitudinal section

The skeleton of the building is formed by metal frames in parallel to facades and unidirectional slabs of alveolar slab with maximum lights of 11 meters and overhangs, as a stepped trays on a greenery bottom.

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2019-Competition CEIP Embajador Beltran-Almassora-Spain

1st PRIZE – COMPETITION FOR THE DRAFT PROJECT SELECTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE C.E.I.P “EMBAJADOR BELTRÁN”

Call by the Almassora City Council, within the “Edificant” program.

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Adequacy of the proposal within the surrounding urban environment.

Student’s entrance and exit from the school will be through a big open space. The leaving of the children from the school is especially crowded, and while the parents talk, the children take the opportunity to play in the wide access square. The pedestrianization of Santo Tomás Street in the section that corresponds to the plot of the contest will create a safe and friendly route from the José Ortiz Avenue school bus stop to the access square, space prior to the entrance to the kindergarten wing and the elementary wing.

Architectural and artistic value, originality.

The value of our proposal relies in the fluid relationship of the different outdoor spaces of the school. The pedestrian street, the access square, the kindergarten, the large primary porch and its large playground, are always connected, and act as an intermediate space prior to the heated teaching spaces. On the upper level, the elementary classrooms, all oriented to the SOUTHEAST, overlook the large playground, and the workshops oriented to the north do the same towards the pedestrian access street Santo Tomás. The wide access corridor to the classrooms and workshops is illuminated with natural light, so not all spaces need artificial light throughout the day.

Rationality and sustainability for its materialization.

The geometry of the project is simple and rational. The fundamental spatial measures of the building come from the geometry of the classrooms, 6 x 8 meters, which translates into structural economics. Clear geometry converges on standardization, and standardization in constructive economics. They are two pads, compact, well oriented and illuminated, without structural boasts or superfluous spaces.

 

Site plan. Pedestrian access from Santo Tomás street.

Low level. Kindergarten classrooms, administrative area, primary and sports facilities.

First floor. Primary classrooms and workshop classrooms.

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2019-Competition CEIP Santa Quiteria -Almassora-Spain

COMPETITION FOR THE NEW CEIP SANTA QUITERIA CONSTRUCTION

Competition in Almassora 2019

Xicoteta Òrbita

The project receives the inheritance of the Roman houses that were organized around a central courtyard, which, as a great well, collected both light and rain. And around this air gap the different rooms were distributed, one after the other and communicated by an open or closed peristyle according to the program. This project reinterprets this concept so many times throughout history for different cultures and programmatic needs used.

Adaptation of the proposal to the surrounding urban environment

The entrance and exit of the children from the school will be from a park. The departure of the children from the school is especially tumultuarial, and while the parents talk, the children take the opportunity to play in the adjoining park. The pedestrianization of Human Rights Street in the section that corresponds to the competition plot will connect the park and the schoolyard. This urban strategy will prevent the building from being isolated and thus the very heart of the school will be linked to its surroundings.

Architectural value

The park sneaks into the schoolyard. And the patio is embraced by the one-story building. It is important that each school space be in direct contact with the ground; Thus the central space of the patio behaves as a meeting place and crossroads between the different classrooms and rooms, which in most days in our latitude are sunny.

Rationality and sustainability for its materialization

The geometry of the project is simple and rational. The fundamental spatial measures of the building come from the geometry of the classrooms, 6 x 8 meters, which translates into structural economics. And a single deck covers this rational space, sometimes interior and sometimes exterior, in shadow. And then, the shadow of the trees around the patio. It is the shadow and controlled light input to the interior space where the environmental sustainable capacity of our project is measured.

Orientation

Each and every one of the teaching spaces has southeast or northeast orientation where sunlight is friendly for the educational activity and pleasant for learning. Classrooms, where both primary and infant children spend most of their time, take advantage of the southeast orientation. The primary classrooms turn over a large porch that works at the same time as an anteroom and access distributor as well as a large covered room for rainy days or hot days.

The elementary classrooms are related to a more controlled patio through a porch that protects from the southern sun. But not only all spaces are optimally oriented, but all spaces are through, allowing cross ventilation necessary in these latitudes.

The parking that is intended to differentiate from the main volume for greater security, linking it to a pedestrian area that collects both children’s entrances. Children’s entrance, giving its own outdoor play space. And the primary entrance, which is completely connected to yours, with garden and activity track.

2018-Housing competition in Casteldefels-Spain

PROMOCIONS D’HABITATGES AMB PROTECCIÓ OFICIAL

Competition in Casteldefels 2019

Caragol

Contextualization and coherence of the set with the existing environment

Our building slides down the hill, crossing the pine forest until it reaches the access road where the forest ends and the city begins. And at the same time, while stepping, it spirals. But it does not close in itself, it is left open so that the leafy castle park of the Castle penetrates inside.

Quality of aggregation, operation and typology of the residential building

The group of houses is grouped in a staggered way, in a block that turns in search of the sun from sunrise to sunset with access by corridor on the north side. Sometimes the block is placed on the ground, and sometimes it rises so that the air enters and the vision of the park, and thus the building moves as if it were, going up well down the steep hill of the garden.

The houses are interns, on the one hand to the landscape and on the other hand in the own space that the building has created as a result of its spiral grouping. The house is composed of three spaces: a service space, a common space and the bedroom space, organized in bands that connect the two facades. The server space separates to one side so that the free transformation of the domestic space in the future is facilitated by the vital change of the inhabitant.

 

We project our building with passive strategies. Next in the Mediterranean we work with the sun, with real passing spaces, with the double orientation, with the breezes and the wind, also with the living skin of the building, thresholds, lattices, shade, backlights … as tradition has taught us. We also use constructive rationality and geometric simplicity. Our building is compact and solid in its perimeter; the wall predominates in front of the glass. This is what architecture can bring together with the new energy technologies …

2019-Competition for the new CEIP Les Foies construction-Gandía-Valencia-Spain

COMPETITION FOR THE NEW CEIP LES FOIES CONSTRUCTION

Competition in Gandía 2019

Racionality

The proposed project stems from the firm conviction that rationality as a concept should guide each of the decisions of the project process. Our project is rational because it goes to the modulation and systematization of the space in order to facilitate its projection and subsequent construction. All spaces are multiples of a centreline of 6 meters.

Compactness

Our building is a compact building. The compactness improves the economic viability, the maintenance of the building in time and facilitates its operation. Thus, the building is a laminar volume of approximately 90 x 13 meters, on two floors, where all the air-conditioned spaces of the building are condensed. And as a whole, the building does not exceed 30% of the plot occupation, so that much of the space for open-air activities and contact with nature is freed.

Southeast Orientation

Each and every one of the teaching spaces has a southeast orientation. It would not make sense different orientations for the same activity. But not only all spaces are optimally oriented, but all spaces are through, allowing cross ventilation necessary in these latitudes.

Program organization

The organization of the spaces has been carried out in a linear manner, to reduce unnecessary routes and facilitate the control of the center and the safety of children. In this way, the spaces obey a serial organization that begins on the south side of the plot with the grouped package of kitchen, dining room, services and facilities, continues with the general primary education classrooms and ends in the children’s area.

On the first floor common classrooms and the administration area is located.

The outdoor spaces have been designed with the intention that there is a reasonable balance between soft and hard surfaces, so that the heat island effect is minimized, and rainwater filtration occurs naturally to the ground and avoid the excess of rainwater infrastructures.

 

 

 

2018-Housing competition in Turó del Sastre-Barcelona-Spain

PROMOCIONS D’HABITATGES AMB PROTECCIÓ OFICIAL

Competition in Turó del Sastre 2018

Any 1927

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The project can be described simply with the words of Mies about the houses built in Stuttgart in the Weissenhof district in 1927:

 “The economic considerations of today, in the field of rental housing, require a standardization of production. The constant growth in the diversity of needs within a house, on the other hand, demands a great flexibility in the use of the rooms. The “skeleton” type construction is the most appropriate in this case. It allows a rational production process and offers the possibility of making any possible variation in the interior distribution. If the architect is limited to himself that the kitchen and the bathroom must be continuous in the house due to the water facilities, while it distributes the spaces of rest and coexistence with movable walls, it is possible to satisfy every need in the house “

 He was the first to project this idea. And this project that is presented continues to investigate in it.

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2018-Urban renovation in Almansa-Albacete-Spain.

1st PRIZE – Urban renovation competition in Almansa (Albacete) 2018

SSS  +    COAUTHORS:
Ángel Fito, Architect

An urban corridor to the castle of Almansa

The city of Almansa always looks towards its castle, because in it is its genesis and its future. In the urban future of the city, the castle will not be just a symbol, or a monument to contemplate on the hill of the Eagle, static and timeless. But it must be conceived as a latent heart with its almond shape towards where all the natural lines of movement of the city are directed.

Thus, with this vision we project an urban corridor that is born at the northwest gates of the city and enters it until reaching the Puerta de Poniente of the castle. But until then, the sinuous urban corridor constructs new spaces for the city, spaces full of vegetation, sunny and friendly with the pedestrian. These three urban strategies are the conceptual basis of our project for the regeneration of the city of Almansa.

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THREE URBAN REGENERATION STRATEGIES for the urban center of Almansa

Urban naturalization
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From the beginning of Campos Street begins a lush linear garden of 350 meters in length, wide until it reaches the surroundings of the Duque de Alba school where it narrows to turn on Calle Federico García Lorca. Here the space becomes wider again, and we transform it into an elongated square where the Coliseum Cinema looms and extends along Duque de la Victoria Street. Here the corridor bifurcates into two branches that flow into Plaza Santa María, a beautiful funnel space that leads you to the foot of the Puerta de Poniente.

Friendly city with pedestrian

A fully accessible, continuous urban plan is proposed without any grading steps or steps or curbs. We project an urban space directed to the pedestrian, where the walkers flow without obstacles, the children play without danger and the elderly converse in the shade of the trees in a quiet street.


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All the new squares and gardens are projected on the sunny sides of the streets. The trees, the benches, the children’s games and the terraces are arranged under the southern sun. On the other side, in shadow a sidewalk, and between these spaces the lane of vehicles that always circulate in one direction.

2018-Housing competition-VENTALL-Sant Adrià de Besòs-Barcelona-Spain

PROMOCIONS D’HABITATGES AMB PROTECCIÓ OFICIAL
1st PRIZE – Competition in Sant Adrià de Besòs 2018

Promovido por el Área Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) y el Institut Metropolità de Promoció del Sòl (IMPSOL)

Our building is an urban fan that unfolds before the rectitude of the fabric of the city and reveals itself against the inert straight line. It is a kind movement, which closes and opens at the same time; closes the interior space of the block but opens to the sun and the wind. It is a gentle curve that goes to the sea, looking at the chimneys of the power station of the Besòs that are outlined on its intense blue.

Ventall

SSS_01_2018_Sant Adria_vista1_14“It’s not the right angle that attracts me,
nor the straight line,
hard, inflexible created by man.
What attracts me is the free and sensual curve;
the curve that I find in the mountains of my country,
in the sinuous course of its rivers,
in the waves of the sea,
in the body of the preferred woman.
The whole universe is made of curves,
the curved universe of Einstein. ”
Oscar Niemeyer.

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The group of houses is grouped forming a curved linear block facing south with access by corridor on the north side. The block grows wide and transparent at its base and narrows as it reaches its peak.

In horizontal, the building opens like a fan to the south and the structure of laminated steel frames reproduces its linkage. And on each portico, a flat concrete slab acts as a country, the fabric that joins the skeleton of the fan.

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Back to passive architectures is our obligation. When the space looks at the morning sun and opens to the fresh wind of Gregal, or when the space is built in darkness and protected from the west wind, then the space is dignified and honest. This is our building, a fan against air conditioning.

We tend toward the energy autonomy of our buildings with renewable sources, although we still depend on traditional energy networks. For the time being, we propose aerothermy as a source of air conditioning and photovoltaic solar energy that will cover 25% of self-consumption.

 

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There are three spaces, two served and one server. TWO FLEXIBLE and one fixed. Two spaces that can be two, three or four. A space that is always the same, with dining room, kitchen and toilets. The three spaces are always interns.

The three spaces pass through to a large terrace. It is a generous outdoor space, fresh and in shade, essential in the Mediterranean climate.

And there is a multiple and flexible typology. Family housing, housing with office, shared housing, housing for large families, individual housing, housing workshop, … etc.

 

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2018-Housing competition in Sant Feliu de Llobregat-Barcelona-Spain

PROMOCIONS D’HABITATGES AMB PROTECCIÓ OFICIAL

Competition in Sant Feliu de Llobregat 2018

Girasol

 

The sun moves and our building accompanies it throughout the day. When the sun rises, when it is in its azimuth and when the sunset comes, our building accompanies it. That’s how it behaves, like a sunflower curling on itself without losing a single ray of sunlight. Our building is built with the sun. Skin and space. The skin of the Mediterranean is made of shutters, lattices, cantilevers and galleries, and its space is full of shadows, backlights and shadows. Phenomena all produced by the sun.

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/Users/Kereda/Dropbox/SSS/SSS - CONCURSO VIVIENDAS BARCELONA/SANFresh air from the east cross the spaces without interruption. The air flow through all the rooms, freeing the architecture from the artificial mechanisms of air conditioning. And when the harsh and inclement summers come, the space of the house will breathe the cold air of the heart of the building, a gallery space in dimness humidified by the perspiration of its vegetation.

 

The Venturi Effect is guaranteed.

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The back garden enters through the courtyard of access to the building. Before raising, under this last one, and to your right, a polyvalent space in shadow, owned by the community, is transparent. Up, access garden galleries ascend as the gardens of Babylon, green and vertical. The texture of the building becomes warm and bright because of the orange pottery and from the houses the sounds and smells of the neighborhood appear. Further up, the galleries becomes open-air terraces for common enjoyment.

 

Sun, air and people