aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragona
 
aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragona
nov 27, 2012

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragona

‘social housing building’ by aguilera/guerrero arquitectos, tarragona, catalonia, spainimage © pepo seguraall images courtesy of aguilera/guerrero arquitectos

 

 

in tarragona, within the catalonia region of spain, stands the ‘social housing building’ by spanish firm aguilera/guerrero arquitectos. resting upon an irregularly-shaped plot, the building’s quadrilateral and curved footprint is a response to its boundaries. stairs along the building navigate the extreme changes in topography along its small footprint. interacting with the existing context encompassing the site, street level retail fronts the pedestrian areas. a L-shaped elevational profile places shops within its base at street level. oriented towards the view, three levels of balconies within each of the two stacked volumes opens along different elevations to offer the best vantage points for inhabitants. internal spaces such as the living room, bedroom and bathroom are fixed sizes between the units. 

 

the white exterior is either framed or covered with a bold red screen to open to the views or offer privacy. the shell acts as a ventilated double facade which responds to the hot and dry climate. vertically striated metal panels offer optical effects as well as a waterproof protection from weather. 

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonasteps navigate the steep site changesimage © pepo segura

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonastreet level shops address the streetimage © pepo segura

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonaa facade of balconies open to the viewimage © pepo segura

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonaimage © pepo segura

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonatextured metal panel elevationimage © pepo segura

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonadouble facadeimage © pepo segura

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonarear side of buildingimage © pepo segura

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonafloor plan / level 0

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonafloor plan / level 1

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonafloor plan / level 2

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonafloor plan / level 3.5

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonasection

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonasection

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonasection

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonasite plan

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonasite analysis

 

 

aguilera guerrero arquitectos: social housing building in tarragonasketch

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: tarragona _ catalonia (spain)year: 2009architects: aguilera/guerrero architectsdesign team: anton armengol tuaestate developer: servei municipal de l’habitatge i actuacions urbanes s.a.contractor: gulinves s.l.area: 1.507,00 m2photographs: pepo segura

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