Co-living in Ciutadella, Barcelona

Housing as we undersand it is constantly changing and evolving. The rise in the rental prices  and the fact that more and more people are living on their own, make coliving a great life style. 

We start from an infinite reticular system of pillars every 7 meters, which create patios of different magnitudes (14×7 and 7×7 meters) alternated to generate different interior spaces , looking for south east orientation for each living unit.

Around the patio is organized the coliving, mixing individual or double “boxes” that is where people live and common spaces such as studying rooms or other leisure functions.

The building is only two stories high in order to make the light arrive to every floor. 

The houses are organized understood as furniture. Starting from an opaque wood box,it is divided into spaces for public and private use (kitchen, bed, toilet), where different parts of the furniture are removed and opened to take advantage of the space, always looking for a direct relationship with the exterior private terrace and the patio.
On the ground floor, keeping the idea of a box / piece of furniture in a pillar grid, different large pieces are generated with the most important program (dining room, auditorium, multipurpose room, gym) rotated to give a sense of box and accompanying the walking paths that  come from the street outside. The intersections of the patios and the “boxes” on the ground floor allow a visual relationship between this and the 1st floor.

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New objects in an industrial landscape The project is part of a winning entry for the future development of the industrial landscape of Hedeland. The small steel structures act as reference points in the open landscape. At first sight you could wonder whether the objects are fragments or left over machinery from the area’s industry. […]

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NØRREHUS

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House E/C

The ruin was a rural house made of basalt stone dating from the XVIII century. It’s typology is the most common in the island of Pico with the house in the first floor, storage in the ground floor and a piece of land for cultivation. We wanted to keep the site as close as it […]

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We are constructing two animal-related buildings on the boundary between the industrial site Maatheide and the nature reserve the Lommelse Sahara: an animal shelter and a pet crematorium. The buildings lack an attractive public reputation, hence their relocation to the industrial site, which in turn, is not accustomed to house public buildings. As an architecture […]

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