Dwelling at Port d'Aro

Project in which lower floors coexist with standard floors and attics.

Set of two blocks of 27 apartments, on a rectangular block of 80x 40 m each, closes on its south side with individual apartments, according to requirements of legislation. The floor plant is an attempt at how to combine, with the fewest stairs possible, big apartments L-shaped embracing the smaller, generating that all the rooms were facing the sea and the best natural lighting. The greatest difficulty came from combining the lower floors (in which a large circulation organises the lobbies) with standard floors and attics, behind the facade plane compliance. The facade is solved by white brick block, unifying the windows with aluminium composite panels that displaced between itself, dissolve the corners and allows a richer reading, almost moving. The work is an attempt to combine a construction and a real state business (necessarily neutral, unknowing the final customer that will buy the product) without giving a range of architectural values.

Location: Girona, Spain
Date: 2001 – 2004
Co-Author: Nacho Herrero (Local partner)
Collaborator: A. Lluch, L. Machicao
M²: 5.820 m²
Constructor: Copayba
Structure: Nacho Herrero
Quantity Surveyor: BCM (Albert Pladevall)
Photograph: Lluis Sans
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