Thursday, 29 May 2014

Young Housing Project in Plaza de Armas, Sevilla.

The Project is part of a wider urban regeneration master-plan and as such tries to improve Seville's pedestrian and traffic network. communications .


It can be understood to be an isolated project in actual site of bus station Plaza de Armas but the exterior glazing runs around the building, placing the new station in the other size of the river.Too many ideas in this sentence.

The proposal assumes that the current bus station is relocated to the other side of the river and subsequently this housing project occupies the bus station's old site. Exterior glazing runs around the building and the design's sculptural appearance defines rather than occupies space.


The volume is composed proposal consists of three stretched volumes with their ends facing the river. Each volume has six floors which are connected by galleries that are flooded with light. The domestic programme consists of 96 duplexes for young people. Each block only has two floors with galleries with access to housing. repetitive


Horizontal and Vertical Communication / Housing Units

Vertical Displacement / Composition of voids

Horizontal Displacement / Final Appearance


Various residential units are pushed back from the plot line, others raised or lowered creating free spaces and public terraces. So that is why the image of the project simulates may appear like the popular board game JENGA.


The section illustrates the basic divisions of a service and circulation zone below and private and public terraces above.


The rooms are orientated to take advantage of south and west light. The building is clad in colourful aluminium panels. Only These wall panels are faced with the same material on either side without differentiating between the interior and exterior spaces.

María Ruano

The Project is belong to a plan of an urban restoration and tries to improve pedestrian and traffic communications of Seville.

It can be understood to be an isolated project in actual site of bus station Plaza de Armas but the exterior glazing runs around the building, placing the new station in the other size of the river.

The volume is composed of three pieces face the river. These pieces have six floors and they are communicated with light galleries. The domestic programme consists of 96 duplex for young people. Each block only has two floors with galleries with access to housing.

Residential units go up, go down and push back creating free spaces and public terraces. So that is why the image of the project simulates the popular board game JENGA.

The section illustrates the basic divisions of a service and circulation zone below, private and public terraces.

The rooms are orientated to take advantage of south and west light. The building is clad in colourful aluminium panels. Only the wall panels are faced with the same material on either side without differentiating between the interior and exterior spaces.

1 comment:

  1. María, it's a very attractive project and one that would re-connect the area around 'Plaza de Armas' with rest of the city. The forms of the blocks recall the Smithson's Robinhood gardens which are scandalously being demolished this year.

    I think that your development sketches are invaluable for understanding how the final form was reached. I like the description 'like the game jenga'!!

    I think you've incorporated the language of the seminar brilliantly into the description and it brings life to as of yet un-built project.

    Well done, Martin.

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