"This building for twenty rental social housing units is resolved by paying attention to scale and proportion and taking into account the strict parameters that this kind of project entails, rigid local planning regulations as well as a very limited budget."
This way Vincent Morales and Juan Antonio Sánchez, members of the architecture studio KAUH, present their work of a social housing unit in Conil de la Frontera (Cádiz), that has been selected at XIII BEAU for being part of the current context of architectural and urban production.
"Once the typology of the housing unit is set according to a tight plan that, nevertheless, can be subjected to slight variations depending on user needs, we concentrate on the intermediate spaces that link inhabitation with street. To do so, the design effort concentrates on the access to the block through a semi-public passageway, on a connecting common patio and on the relationship between the comercial spaces and the whole.
Likewise, the proposed placing of the building on the plot allows for widening up urban space, a feature which, at present, the public space lacks in the existing environment."