Social Housing for Miners

In Degana, Spain, a small mining town in the heart of the Cantabrian Mountains, Zon-e Architects designed and oversaw the construction of the first new residential development in the region in 25 years. Built using state funding, the structure houses local miners in 15 unique apartments. Outside, the building utilizes an irregular geometric form that reflects the jagged peaks of the adjacent mountains. Locally sourced black slate, whose color and texture are aesthetically reminiscent of coal, covers most exterior surfaces. Inside, spaces are uncluttered and implement the same slate from the exterior on the floors. Each apartment has generous windows and unobstructed views of the Cantabrian Mountains.

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