The virtue of proposing a network in which both the homes and the community program are located is that it provides a structure that is truly in keeping with the idea of living in a community. The intersections of the network generate nodes of socialization, spaces that invite casual encounters between neighbors. The structure woven by corridors and these spaces will give residents a feeling of being in permanent communication with the rest of the neighbors. The multitude of routes that are created within this structure without hierarchies proposes a freer, more fluid inhabiting, closer to inhabiting nature than to inhabiting a building; in spaces in direct contact with the outside but protected, to ensure optimal comfort conditions at all times.
These meeting points will also house small community uses that require a closer proximity to the home, such as small cabins for washing clothes. These spaces are therefore understood as an extension of the house, in which to interact and share with the rest of the nearby residents.
The large community patios will be spaces in direct relationship with nature, thought of as large fragments of landscapes. These patios would be ideal for carrying out outdoor activities (yoga, workshops, recreational gardens) and above all it will be in summer when their use will be maximum, functioning as a solarium where you can enjoy the sun. The vegetation could be controlled, being able to incorporate certain types of trees or flowers that give identity to each of the patios and facilitate the orientation of the residents within the complex.
In the buildings with the public program, we have incorporated a section similar to that of the housing units, with larger openings for a greater entry of natural light. The sloping roof planes create a unique, attractive and brightly lit interior space that creates optimal conditions for activities and community life. The most compact program concentrates on cabins built like furniture located in a scattered way within the limits of the building, so that the spatiality generated by the roof and the permanent contact with the adjoining patios is never lost.
The domestic space is in this case a space designed for the place and for the future actors of the group. The architecture folds into the interior of the room to strategically look for a large window to the north above the kitchen or a slanted crack of light to the south. In addition, some square windows distributed along the south facade, more designed for a calm, reflective vision around the patio and the surrounding landscape. Thus, from inside the house it is possible to see both south and north and be in permanent contact with the sun, the sky and the earth. The presence of openings facing each other in the facade has in turn another series of benefits in terms of the energy behavior of the house, reducing its consumption. A large opening towards the private interior garden introduces this green exterior space, full of smells and colors, inside the house. This garden will be a space of direct contact with nature through which you can contemplate the sun, clouds or birds, breathe fresh air, or immediately go outside.