1989- 1993 Social housing in Vallecas, Madrid


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 of living, far away from the usual standards of community blocks. The study of the dwelling typologies and the way they associate each other in each plot, introduces us in the complex world of human relationships.