22 HOUSES FOR VALLEHERMOSO IN PASEO LOS JACINTOS, MADRID
The proposal should be a transition between the residential typology of the Colonia Ciudad Jardín and the offices and in high-rise housing new area.
The independent image of each home was searched within the group, although the preexisting image was a front row of terraced houses. In the top floor, roofs are generated with a single flap, which in Block 2 are separated from the adjacent houses creating terraces on the top floor, between each two houses. While in blocks 1 and 3, the indoor unit is maintained for functional reasons, but in all cases an offset is kept in the top floor to the Los Jacintos Avenue, which gives the under roof floors an outdoor space expansion that enriches the program of each housing unit.
Pedestrian access from the Paseo de Los Cerezos is performed through a high wooden bridge over the english courtyard that illuminates the rooms in the basement, while access to the garage of each home is via a common path in the basement which runs under the rear gardens. The classical solution as an individual garage with an access ramp in each separate plot, was not suitable as it crippled much of the buildable area and presented great difficulties to develop the ramp.
The use of materials completes a sober image of the proposal; limestone facade, covered with zinc and aluminum joinery.
Architects: Jose Maria de Lapuerta, Carlos Asensio, Carlos Rubio, Enrique Alvarez-Sala, Marta Aguirre
Team: Alejandro Cruz, Paloma Campo, Juan Jose Mateos.
Quantity Surveyors: Vicente Arenas, Gonzalo García. Delineation: Roberto Bejar, Ramón Cárcamo, Fernando Lozano
Dates. Project: 2000 Construction: 2001-2002