2022_Housing in Walkeweg, Basel, Switzerland

2022_Housing in Walkeweg, Basel, Switzerland

Creating a new neighbourhood for more than 300 people means taking into account the residents’ daily, complex relationships with each other and their surroundings.Life takes place on different levels, from the most private spaces to the public square. The more diverse these connections are, the richer our daily experiences. This graduation of spaces is the main theme of our proposal. The semi-open intermediate spaces are formulated as meeting places. Some of them will be transformed, at the request of the residents, into pleasant corners where one can chat with neighbours. The four buildings are subtly grouped in two pairs creating...

2017-2020 Pazo de Quintáns, Meis, Pontevedra

2017-2020 Pazo de Quintáns, Meis, Pontevedra

When we talk about the Pazo de Quintáns we are actually referring to a huge complex formed by the imposing building of the Pazo (16th century) and its adjacent gardens, the chapel, the old walls and tapestries, the annexed buildings dedicated to agriculture, the “hórreos” (raised granaries), the vineyard plantations that extend throughout the site divided by rows of trees, as well as the walks and paths where a cross and a pergola lead to the main buildings. All this is located in the privileged landscape of the Arousa and Salnés valleys, the very centre of Albariño wine. On the...

2016-2019 Family House in Schaan, Liechtenstein

2016-2019 Family House in Schaan, Liechtenstein

2016_house-in-schaan Download pdf EFH-SCHAAN Broschüre 2020_olmosochoa architekten Download pdf Räumlich Step by step this house has been gradually reaching its own personality. At the very beginning, the most important idea was the in-between space; a place as a space-cushion between inside and outside, that we considered our personal „spanish contribution“, if we can use that term, opposed to a local view of architecture, more focussed in the rotundity of volumes and a bit affraid to break the paralelepipedic form. This space between was defined in the groundfloor by a broken line of huge windows towards West and the garden, and in section,...

2019-2024 Housing Units in Nenzing, Austria, for RIVA HOME

2019-2024 Housing Units in Nenzing, Austria, for RIVA HOME

The following basic concepts determine our work: Building contemporary architecture in village structures, contact with the surrounding countryside and nature with a wide view, respecting certain scales and the spaces in between, favouring collective spaces, and a central area as a meeting point. Affordable and attractive housing for young people with a distinct quality of life in the village. The project develops a programme of 24 flats in 5 houses of max. 500 m2 each. With the special characteristic of the lid-flat type, a townhouse model has been developed that allows the side facades of the houses to be better used...

2008 102 Dwellings in Puerta de Hierro, Madrid

2008 102 Dwellings in Puerta de Hierro, Madrid

2012_puerta-de-hierro Download pdf La gente que vivía en la colonia Puerta de Hierro identificaba muy bien los rasgos que la diferenciaban de otras zonas de Madrid. Pero con el paso del tiempo esa diferencia se ha diluido. La situación privilegiada del barrio ha permitido una progresiva densificación, apareciendo bloques demasiado altos o demasiado juntos. En la proximidad con la M 30, el barrio termina por completarse con las últimas parcelas urbanizadas. En línea con dos edificaciones de doce plantas, una enorme pared hacia a la calle, se encuentra nuestro solar de forma triangular. Tenemos una obsesión por mirar al Sur. El...

2001-2005 Social Housing, locals and public offices in Sanchinarro, Madrid

2001-2005 Social Housing, locals and public offices in Sanchinarro, Madrid

A BLOCK WITH LIFE The constructed block of social houses is one of the new quarters situated in the outskirts of Madrid, planned by the city hall for big and closed blocks for only residential purposes, lack of urban density, with no shops in the ground floors, and streets out of scale, as some of the main mistakes of this urban design. olmos ochoa arquitectos’ studio won a restricted competition organised by EMV (in Spanish, municipal housing enterprise). Our first decision was to open the building to the neighbourhood and to be part of the city. Therefore, three passages connect...

1995-2004 Social housing for young people in Vigo

1995-2004 Social housing for young people in Vigo

INTERACTION IN AN OLD HISTORICAL ENVIRONMENT  These dwellings were designed taking into account the characteristics of the site, such as topography and the scale of the environment, history and social relationships. The structural systems, as long as the evacuation of rain water, the orientation, the sun exposure, the natural lighting and ventilation were carefully chosen focusing the future, the maintenance and the energetic demand. The plot has a height difference of 15,00 meters, and It is located in the upper section of the old centre of the town, among traditional stone buildings in quite a poor condition. The project prolongs...

1989- 1993 Social housing in Vallecas, Madrid

1989- 1993 Social housing in Vallecas, Madrid

CITY VERSUS VILLAGE In a boundary area of the former Vallecas village, today a district of the city of Madrid, a new concept of urban life is possible. The idea is to build “City life”: the city of the streets and facades, but also the walls and the patios. Public, community, private and intimate spaces, from the street to the intimacy, provide a handful of interesting situations in which this project reflects upon. The way the buildings are placed in each plot takes into account the topography and the relation between the connecting elements, and talk of a different understanding...