A different view of social housing, Spanish architects ZON E. “The project comes at the initiative of the City of Degana.
The aim was twofold. On the one hand, they wanted the building of public housing in Cerredo (Degaña) mining town located in the Cantabrian mountain range and where there had been no residential construction for over 25 years.
On the other, through the new building, it should connect the two existing urban fabric in the town, the urban fabric itself irregular and broken the traditional core and regular and rigid frame mining district.
The project consists of two phases, as embodied in two buildings at right angles to each forming an L. In the first phase is undertaken the building of greater presence, facing the road through the village.
The volume has an angular profile proposal. Geometry is crystallized from a basic law, which arise from its own planning regulations. The formal result is midway between a petrified object, a mountainous figure a disturbing body floating on the hillside.
The project objetual character is enhanced by treatment of the ground floor, as it is set back along the entire perimeter reinforcing the idea of ‘floating body. ”
This object ‘crystallographic’ is the dark color of the board of the area. As a stone of coal, absorbs nearly all light that hits it, reflecting a small part, and displaying a calm rich geometry.
The unit of the building contrasts with the individuality of each of the 15 homes that poke through a gallery on the facade. It is drilling buckets volume staggered three floors and working as heat exchangers and lighting. The upper envelope of these galleries is practicable, so as terraces in summer work.
All houses are different, either by size or physical layout, the location of the gallery or the configuration of the ceiling, but the rooms have cross ventilation and magnificent views of the rugged landscape of Asturias.
On deck, and incorporated into the geometric order defined by the galleries, the solar panels are located, which will support the central boiler for heating water and heating the building. ”