60 Housing-unit in Otxarkoaga
The projected building completes the series of blocks of similar morphology that make up the Aixeona Group. These are buildings with a square plan in an open space, with alignments that do not respond to the layout of a road but to the slope on which they are located and considerations about sunlight (stairs to the north, maximization of the south orientation, arrangement of the blocks so that the solar incidence is not obstructed, etc.). As a characteristic feature of the project, the flown exterior spaces stand out. All these outdoor spaces fly over the plot itself, in no case on the sidewalk or road. Given the condition of an open building and the distance that separates it from the nearest building, it has been considered a perfectly acceptable solution by the City Council, after preparing a Detail Study to determine the alignments of the flights. According to the Habitability Decree Project, these open outdoor spaces do not count. This makes it possible to maximize the closed useful surface in fulfilment of one of Visesa's objectives.
The plant is arranged in the shape of a swastika. The core of the plant is the central distribution corridor, served by the illuminated main staircase through the north façade. A second ring houses the lobbies, wet rooms, storage and distributors. The outer perimeter is used for functional spaces, bedrooms and living rooms. All the houses have a living room not oriented to the north. The four corners of the floor are used for living rooms, providing them with cross ventilation as they have windows on their two facades. Each house also has a single open outdoor space facing west, south or east, one of the corners of which, protected from views by a lattice of aluminium slats, is intended to house the clothesline. All bedrooms are double, with a minimum width of 2.50 m. Access to all homes is through a hall that has a general storage space in accordance with the provisions of the Habitability Decree.