300 eco housing units in Huelva, Spain
Architects: victoria acebo & ángel alonso
colaborador: gonzalo del val
promotor: BIUR S.A.
Our project explores the extent to which the conditions can restrict or encourage the expressions of a urban structure.
The housing block, for example. This well stablished structure in the profitable expansion areas of Spanish cities has been stablished as the rule that homogeneises the urban landscape. This is not the case with other models such as the freestanding block or the large scale dwelling. Our project explores the extent to which the conditions can restrict or encourage the expressions of this urban structure.
-For example, the regulations. A slanting line for the block height/street width ratio defines the profile of the street grid. If we apply the resulting diagonal line strictly, we get a sloping outline that replaces the ususal setback solution, resulting in a new, inclined, convergent perceptive plane. The regulations are used as an excuse to shape a new sloping profile, which is generated by setting back the terraces of a block formed by three different typologies, all arranged in a decreasing height order, making the most of the maximum construction ratio.