Type of project: Residential building
Project: Casa Álvarez
Location: Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain
Status: In construction
Handing over date of basic project: March 2008
Handing over date of executive project: June 2008
Client: Alvarez Family
Built up area: 500 m2
Solar area: 160 m2
Project team: N. Toribio, C. Zappulla with M. Tepedino, E. Rovira
Collaborators: P. Brandao, M. Norite, A. Bonanova
Systems: A. Torralba Huguet, X. Careers Camps
Structure: ESTUDI U PUNT SIS S.L.
Constructor: Construcciones Lara
Budget: 950.000 €
This project tells the story of: 1) a Catalan family, 2) a newborn architectural firm and 3) the Spanish crisis.
In Catalunya, on land located in S. Pere de Ribes, the dream of every Mediterranean family becomes true: the construction of a five-store building where grandparents, parents and children can live together.
The architectural firm called External Reference has designed a proposal aimed to reconcile the needs of grandparents, parents and children, as well as the rigid building restrictions. The result is a block of bricks abraded by legal constraints and the inhabitants’ needs.
The project, completed and approved by the Municipality, will remain in the architectural magazines waiting for banks to finance this Catalan family’s dream.
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