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Villaverde Social Housing

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David Chipperfield Architects
 
location Madrid
function housing, social housing
contributed by Jose_Garcia

This project is located in a new development area in the Villaverde district of southern Madrid. Comprised of 176 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, it responds to an overall masterplan for the site which requested a single U-shaped block of eight storeys high and which has the appearance of a pitched roof. Within the confines of this brief, the design attempted to manipulate these architectural restrictions so as to abstract the normative idea of an apartment block. So whereas other neighbouring buildings adopt a symmetrical, double-pitched silhouette, here the traditional relationships of wall and roof are abstracted into a low, single pitch for the bulk of the block, and a small secondary pitch at the building´s front edge. The materials chosen are earthy-pink concrete for the façade panels and slate-blue concrete for the courtyard portico. A dense band of landscaping is located in between, to reach the effect of a rich panel of colours radiating outwards.

 

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carlos says:
¿ Porqué solo se muestra la imagen ?
Si son viviendas sociales me gustaria saber que aporta el arquitecto para este tipo de actuación, siempre la información gráfica se limita a la banalidad de la imagen.
16-Apr-12
davidb says:
Better in reality than in photos!
Kingswinford, United Kingdom 03-Jan-11
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Villaverde Social Housing
Address
Calle del Berrocal
Spain
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Completion 12- 2005
Floor area/size 11698 m2
ArchitectDavid Chipperfield Architects
associate architectJosé María Fernández Isla
associate architectManuel Santolaya Heredero
Client Empressa Municipal de la Vivienda
 
Project ID 3061
Latitude/Longitude 40°20'34N 03°40'33W
Contributed by Jose_Garcia
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