Looking towards the south-west, in the fringe of the new urban development where our plot is sited, in the limit with the harsh and beautiful yellow and brown, karstic and gypsum semi-wastelands, we have remembered the work of the Escuela de Vallecas 1930s painters; their capacity to insufflate with poetic beauty their reading of this dry and emaciated landscapes that sign the end of Madrid and the beginning of the La Mancha infinity.
Looking towards these views self-protected, moving away from the repetitive urban grid, becomes the project’s primal gesture. But this drive is produced through a green veil, materialized in a lightweight frame to support deciduous species that will provide with the necessary shadow and muffle the project’s solitude.
In typological terms, the layout proposes the transformation of a generic row of terraced houses into patio houses, by means of working out garden, private open spaces and solid party walls as integrated wholes. Introducing the atavistic organizational patter of the patio-house as an alternative to the anonymity and generic character of Madrid’s new urban developments.
The project has obtained Breeam® Certificate and is developed along demanding sustainable requirements, incorporating multiple devices in its typological and material performance.
Project: Eco-Housing Vallecas
Status: Restricted Competition, 1st PRIZE - Under construction
Location: Vallecas, Madrid, Spain
Team: Jacobo García-Germán, Raquel Díaz de la Campa, Miguel López, Marta Roldán, Lucía Álvarez, Rocío Mazón, Denise Marco