The ordering of the plot is determined by the planning regulations, which imposes a compact building of 4 floors high, prism that is proportioned differentiating on it a sheet metal zocalo on which rests a skin that surrounds the housing, unifying the reading from projected volume.
The skin is a bar code ("23VPA Almanjayar" in coding 128b), which reflects our vision of public housing as an serial and labeling element, reduced to another product in the machinery of the market.
The proposed formal game to use, changing its scale, one of the resources that the market makes available to standardize products (standard code label), provides the anonymous residential building of a appropriate singularity, of an image that contrasts with the other buildings in the area, that pass to constitute a neutral background which refers to the initial start point: social housing as a product made in series and "wrapped" in anodyne facades, variations on the same topic.
The exterior treatment of the projected building is the complement of a project which seeks simplicity, formal and constructive, with several objectives:
- A search for maximum economy, as available resources are very limited, resulting in a final value of the building of 420 €/m2.
- Minimal maintenance of the common elements.