Who? TOIT /Twa/
What? Creative
Consultancy.
How? We curate physical and digital spaces.
Cities. Businesses. Brands. Festivals.
Why? Creative waste
is a crime.

Downsizing

A housing development that embraces the mediterranean life style, both in its configuration and it´s attitude.

Badalona as much as Barcelona, was part of the roman empire. Consequently it answers to both our roman legacy and the anxieties of modern life. The ground floor is distributed according to the double axis, the cardo and decomanus. Each block is perforated by this axis creating an entry hall where all vertical circulations begins. The inner communal garden acts as the hortus conclusus, a place for production and stimulation of human relationships. The housing units integrate themselves within the larger context of the city, where the casa de cos acts as a unit mesure of plot divisions. The grid, understood as an open system allows the developer to play tetris freely and find the most suitable unit for each speficif tenant. All housing units, besides its configuration, profit from the advantages of cross ventilation with views towards the inner garden and the city. The think facade integrates the shared circulation and access towards the apartments and filters the sun to generate climatic comfort and privacy from the public street.

LOCATION
Stave, Belgium
CLIENT
-
YEAR
2017
STATUS
On hold
PROGRAM
Residential
TEAM
A.Vaxelaire, A.Barthe, Txema Montero, Valentina Lecchi
COLLABORATORS
RVArquitecture, PLAYTIME