RESIDENTIAL IN CALLE OLMOS
Author: José Seguí Pérez. Architect
Commission: Community Owners Calle Olmos
Built Area: 940 m2
A complex of 5 dwellings grouped on a communal plot is planned around a central landscaped space for shared use. The main objective of this project was to achieve suitable climatic orientations, which was achieved by turning the floors of the dwellings in an “L” shape to seek a suitable south orientation, creating a series of landscaped courtyards on the inside to provide a microclimate and cross ventilation to achieve the natural air conditioning of each dwelling. This formal complexity generated by the interior spaces, where the “full spaces” of the rooms intermingle with the “empty spaces” of the landscaped interior courtyards that provide ventilation and controlled lighting for the rooms as a whole, is sought to be achieved on the basis of a geometrically regulated structural support that permits controlling the interior spaces and exterior volumetry’s, always referenced to their structural systems that will provide the necessary “order” in which to generate this “complexity”. As for the materials used, they are based on its objectives of sustainability and energy saving: the roof is made of metal panels injected with polyurethane in white to avoid heat absorption, as well as the integration of solar panels for energy saving maintenance.