EXIT architects: el nodo housing
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may 01, 2012
EXIT architects: el nodo housing


‘el nodo housing’ by EXIT architects, avilés, spain
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© miguel de guzmán, EXIT architects
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EXIT architects

atop a hill positioned at the edge of a meadow, the ‘el nodo housing’ by spanish practice EXIT architects has a promontory view
of the city of avilés, spain. resulting from local regulations, the residential block is comprised of two neighboring structures
which are internally connected with a shared basement. lifted above the street, the ground storey is turned into a sheltered,
outdoor public plaza containing benches oriented to observe the adjacent estuary and gather to socialize. the exterior’s industrial character
is derived from the encompassing urban context, unifying the neighboring structures with a metal and glass skin. the facade is
wrapped with steel sheets which have been torn or bent to form windows and balconies.

internal configurations within the apartments have been compacted within intermediary levels to enable the minimally programmed
entry level and spacious double-storey penthouse units. the upper portion of the elevation has also been lightened by enclosing
larger areas with windows and reducing density by eliminating portions of the building mass. walls surrounding the stairways are
perforated generating a soft glow as the vertical circulation paths remain illuminated at night.


views of the building from the estuary
images ©
miguel de guzmán


ground level entry from street
image ©
miguel de guzmán


gap between the structures
image ©
miguel de guzmán


facade detail
image ©
miguel de guzmán


facade detail
image © miguel de guzmán


upward view of facade
image ©
miguel de guzmán


ground level public plaza overlooking the meadow and estuary
image ©
miguel de guzmán


image © miguel de guzmán


view of the city from the public plaza
image ©
miguel de guzmán


ground level common areas
image ©
miguel de guzmán


images © miguel de guzmán


within the industrial context
image ©
miguel de guzmán


site plan


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1, 2, 3


floor plan / level 4


floor plan / level 5


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elevation


elevation

project info:

project: viviendas en el nodo de avilés
architects: EXIT architects – ibán carpintero / mario sanjuán / ángel sevillano / josé mª tabuyo
client: sogepsa. principado de asturias
built area: 2.737 m2
budget: 2.233.087 euros
project: 2004
completion: 2007
technical architects: manuel martínez manso / florentino sión
mechanical consultant: roberto montero de la losa
structural consultant: jofemar s.l. josé luis gutiérrez
photographs: miguel de guzmán, EXIT architects
general contractor: solius s.l.

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