Public Housing. Totana. Murcia. 1999

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Project drafted in collaboration with Antonio López Sánchez
Location: Totana, Murcia
Year: 1999
Surface area: 1.000 m2
Mention in the category of new construction architecture in the X Architecture and Urban Planning Awards of the Region of Murcia. Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia. 1999.
X Architecture and Town Planning Awards of the Region of Murcia. Official College of Architects of Murcia (COAMU). Murcia. 1999.

Revista ON Diseño, Nº210. Pag. 184-191.
Revista Catálogos de Arquitectura, Nº3. Pag. 56-59. COAMU. Junio. 1998.
Revista Architécti, Nº45. Pag. 92. Editora Triforio, LDA. Portugal. Marzo. 1999.
Revista Vía Arquitectura, Nº4. COACV.
Revista X Premios de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Región de Murcia 1999. Pag. 18-21. 1999.
Libro Arquitecturas Evolución y Permanencia. Región de Murcia 1982-1999. Pag. 242-245. 1999.

The complex aims to establish an intense relationship with the site. It is confidently open on the façade facing the green area and jealously closed on the façade facing the courtyards.

The typological solution adopted consists of the repetition of units arranged transversally to the linear block, which allows a façade to be obtained at the front and back, with a particular solution for the corner dwelling. These units are deployed on three levels, transforming the horizontal housing into vertical housing. The simplicity of the layout of the floors of the dwellings allows the spaces to overlap fluidly with the order of the structure. An opening in the second floor allows natural light to enter the different interior levels. The roof helps to give harmony and order to the surroundings.

The expressive details in bright colours enliven the white render and grey Bateig stone cladding on the outside of the building. The application of colour to the façade facing the courtyard is intended to accentuate the structure of the building.

The building is understood as an association of planes that oppose and change each other, forming a set of relationships between the coloured planes (red, blue and yellow) and the non-coloured planes (white and grey).

The search for essentiality is present throughout the project, through the absence of decorative elements and the use of primary geometric structures. Minimalist details can be seen in the nakedness and simplicity of the interior space, in the technical solutions and in the domestic perception of materiality.

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