Transitional residences: inhabited cells

  • ClientParla Town Council
  • PlaceParla ,Madrid
  • CoauthorsMoreiba Cabrera Aguilar_Architect
The project proposes a device not only formal, but functional, highly conceptual directly related to the consideration of housing as an independent functional unit, an autonomous elementary cell and capable of combining with others to form a dynamic system. The formal solution of the house is directly related to the concept of departure, it is literally a cell understood as a highly specialized autonomous unit. The house has a fixed core composed of the wet areas of the house, the remaining space is presented as a whole that allows different ways of living. A functional double membrane allows relations and exchange with the environment. The project proposes a strategy in which the houses fit together and combine themselves in various forms constituting a tissue. The proposal shapes a functional device with a high degree of adaptability and transformation that creates an evolutionary and dynamic residential system. The resulting project is a latent form fruit of a system rather than a composition, theoretically open in time.
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