28 “micro housing units”

c/ vidal de blanes, valencia / 2012

28 “micro housing units”

c/ vidal de blanes, valencia / 2012

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In the throes of the stagnant housing market, the project emerges as an assignment to study the feasibility of alternative solutions for the existing residential products today, in a small urban plot close to the city’s harbour. The primary objective of these alternatives is clear: minimum cost and, therefore, minimum mortgage dependence for the buyer. This way, all solutions come about, inevitably, by reducing surface areas and decreasing standards. Hence, concepts such as micro-unit, home-office, perfectibility or “Ikealisation” are pondered.

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client : grupo diario
head architects : marta orts – carlos trullenque
assistant architect : carlos nieto

In the throes of the stagnant housing market, the project emerges as an assignment to study the feasibility of alternative solutions for the existing residential products today, in a small urban plot close to the city’s harbour. The primary objective of these alternatives is clear: minimum cost and, therefore, minimum mortgage dependence for the buyer. This way, all solutions come about, inevitably, by reducing surface areas and decreasing standards. Hence, concepts such as micro-unit, home-office, perfectibility or “Ikealization” are pondered.

client : grupo diario
head architects : marta orts – carlos trullenque
assistant architect : carlos nieto