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Social House Units - Antonio G. Liñán - Spain
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Social House Units - Antonio G. Liñán - Spain
Antonio G. Liñán - Spain



MSc in Architecture, Town planning and Construction. Antonio graduated as an architect from the Seville School of Architecture. He is a lecturer in architecture at the ETSA Seville. Since 2002 he has worked as a partner at SV60 arquitectos. As an individual architect he collaborates with different national and international publications, where his work has been widely published and exhibited, and works on projects and architectural competitions as a way of experimentation and professional development. His works have been recognized with several awards in Spain and abroad: Grand Prix Leonardo 2015 (Minsk), Mention Ugo Rivolta award 2015 (Milan), NAN award 2015 (Barcelona), Silver Medal American Architecture Prize (New York), etc. He has won several prizes in achitectural competitions as:
1st Prize Medical School and Health Sciences Building in Nicosia (Cyprus), 1st Prize Congresses, Fairs and Exhibitions Palace in Cuenca (Spain), 1st Prize 317 units Social housing in Loma de Colmenar, Ceuta (Spain), etc.

Project Description

We wish to create an independent fragment of a city that reconstructs perceptive essences associated with an understanding of the Place itself. Empty 
spaces, squares, streets and courtyards are configured as basic elements in order to define our new “neighbourhood.” Due to the sharp slope of the plot the proposal is to amend the topography by means of terraces integrated into the geometric framework, with slopes of approximately 5 metres. The buildings adapt to the different slopes, adopting a pattern to seek better orientations. The buildings adapt to the topography, either supported or “floating”, focusing on the continuity of spaces, of visual relationships, orientation. The typology is based on a rational grid. The diversity in positioning the gaps, terraces, patios  and empty spaces in general seeks to establish internal spatial continuity, by establishing internal relationships between the dwellings and improving the performance and energy efficiency of the buildings.

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