Project Description

Details

Site: Barcelona
Use: Residential

Description
The project forms part of a social housing construction program. The plot is located in a residual land beside a fast urban road in the high part of Barcelona. The site has a triangular shape and a strong slope.

The position of the building is determined by the orientation of the housing units, the natural topography of the site, the model of implantation in this area of the city and the optimization of the natural energy resources, in terms of both light and climate.
The north, east and west façades are solid in order to insulate the housing units from the atmospheric noise and provide them with thermal inertia. The south façade, which acts as a selective sun sensor, is made up of an outer skin of wooden laminas and an inner skin with occasional openings.
The use of smart systems improves energy management in each housing unit and solar collectors are incorporated for pre-heating the water.
DATA SHEET

Ronda de dalt façade, balconies, and solar protection

Ronda de dalt façade, balconies, and solar protection
Ronda de dalt dwellings site plan
Ronda de dalt dwellings sketch by manuel brullet tenas of the site
Ronda de dalt dwellings elevation side
Ronda de dalt dwellings elevation back
Ronda de dalt dwellings elevation side
Ronda de dalt dwellings basement floor plan
Ronda de dalt dwellings ground floor plan
Ronda de dalt dwellings floor plan
Ronda de dalt dwellings sketch by manuel brullet tenas back
Map

Project Name: Housing Units in Ronda de Dalt
Site: Ronda de Dalt, Barcelona
Use: Residential
Project date: 1997
Construction end date: 1999
Property: Patronat Municipal d’Habitatges de Barcelona
Land area: 2.231 m²
Floor area: 3.408 m²

Authors:Manel Brullet i Tenas, Alfonso de Luna i Colldefors, Conxita Balcells Blesa
Contributors:Daniel Moya-Argler, Mariona Genís, Josep Munt, Fernando Aranda
Surveyors: Joan Rivas, Josep Mª Forteza
Facilities: Briz / Fumadó (T.C.A.)
Structure: Manuel Arguijo y Asociados S.L.
Builder: Obrascon Huarte
Photographer:Xavier Peirot, Carles Guri, Jorvan Jorvat
Awards:
01- Finalist Fad Architecture Awards 2000
Publications:
01-  world-architects.com (link)
02- “Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme nº234” 2002 p 150-155
03- “ON Diseño 215” 2000