28 V.P.O adaptable housing
- PlaceTejina, La Laguna, Tenerife
- CoauthorsFélix Perera Pérez_Architect
The vacant lot is located in the district of Tejina, in an area where the current urban development still coexists with the original agricultural use. The project inserts itself in the place adapting to the topography that generates a one floor drop between the two longitudinal streets.
28 housing are organized into two heavy prismatic volumes that are inserted into the plot aligning with the existing streets and creating a free space between both of them where communications are concentrated and which is the space of social relations from which there is access from the street.
Outside, a continuous sculpted solves the openings of holes in the façade, creating a shadow over it which evidences the mass of the two geometric prisms.
The two volumes are finished with a "tiroliano" coarse aggregate on the whole surface except for the large sculpted crack, where a “micro-drilled” aluminium "mini wave" sheet is used, acting as a shutter and covering.
In contrast, inside the courtyard appears a world of colours generated with the closing of the terraces which, together with the light and the gardens form a particular landscape where the general circulation and access to housing are developed.
The project pays special attention to the removal of physical barriers and accessibility for people with reduced mobility and communication, both in public areas and inside the houses. Thus, a new concept of housing emerges, the "adaptable housing" which, without being a real adapted housing is designed with sufficient flexibility to become one with minimal intervention and therefore favour their own mutation in the various changes that users may suffer during the course of their lives.