The spatial and volumetric complexity of the project aren’t the result of a formal strategy, but instead of the materialization of the clients’ programmatic guidelines and constraints: four families with different requirements and sometimes contradictory demands. The resulting spaces and volumes, thus radiate the sensation of being a naturally grown body rooted in the ground, rather than an imposed construction controlled by the architects´ will.
The geometry, dimension, and orientation of the site, naturally led to the decision of folding back the built volumes towards the western boundary, leaving room for a semi-deciduous garden that serves as a natural buffer and gathering place between the dwellings.
The four units are intertwined in a seamless three-dimensional puzzle, where their limits are blurred, giving the impression of being a single house rather than an aggregation of apartments. This condition is reinforced by the materiality of the construction: the apparent red clay brick load bearing walls create a continuous texture, occasionally interrupted by wooden doors and window frames.
The massiveness and rough texture of the architecture, contrasts with the delicacy of the vegetation, that -hopefully- throughout time will take possession over the built volumes.