Housing T1C “La Indiana “ Caldes d’Estrac

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Housing T1C “La Indiana “ Caldes d’Estrac
Housing T1C “La Indiana “ Caldes d’Estrac Barcelona. Catalonia .Spain In a pronunciate hill towards the Mediterranean is located in the smallest town of Catalonia : Caldes d'Estrac, At 100meter over the sea level , and with a 30% slope, is the "Indiana" urbanisation , designed by me, some years ago, side by side with the "Ugalde "renowned architect ,Coderch de Sentmenat, house. Now are constructed 19 homes of the 56 totals. The philosophy of the urbanisation is : respect for the place, with the old town ,social and public interstitial spaces, topography integration, views, orientation, topologic innovation, different types of houses with a a sense of unity, quality materials, quality of life also technical elements as solar water heating (before CTE law).and other innovations. Also i conceive little aggregations of 8-12 houses as a base community, with his private garden, pool and trees, but inside the big community, this allows the social relationship with the private individuality sense. All the space is communicated by ramps for a good accessibility. The master design features of the houses are: Good orientation for sun and views, 9 meter minimum of "crujia", minimum wall separation, big volumetric spaces and open "patios" All the houses have a cross ventilation. The six houses I present are the central part of all the urbanisation. This group of six houses is 250sq.meter. Of useful surface. There are made of concrete in part of façade, pieces of ceramic, and a cooper(cobre) roof. The cooper symbolizes the relationship of the new with the antique. They have a little garden communicated to the social area; also they have a patio in the rare side towards workspace (kitchen). Some have some green roof garden. They are adapted to the extreme topography, I want to unified the individual with the hole in a special unique community respectful with the magnificent place . The big windows open your home space to infinitum.


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