Exploring a variety of units the unique concept for a built complex. Seeking out diversity as a solution for different needs in terms of habitability. There is no repetition. No two units are alike of the 54 included in the Son Quint residential complex. Only the white stone of the perimeter façades, and the grey plaster chosen to mark rhythms, openings and recesses, offer visual unity to a project that spreads across an L-shaped plot, with a rugged topography towards the east and significant variations in level.
The possibilities of composition are investigated, taking on the great complexity of the exercise as a challenge. A 5.25 m x 4.00 m module is created as one piece in a construction kit, offering
a floor area of 21.00 m2. Beginning from the model of a compact volume formed by three staggered heights, in this exercise the voids become as important as the built space: some modules are extracted, perforating the building to create open terraces, porches and patios – private spaces that are practically unique for each home – or central areas to access the units as well as the common areas of the swimming pools and the solarium.
The same module – sometimes as a single unit, other times doubled, tripled or quadrupled horizontally, and sometimes multiplied vertically – serves to generate a series of rooms that is always different, in units that range from 80 to 100, 120 or 140 m2, on a single floor or in a duplex format. Thus, each home
is unique, both in its composition and in its orientation with respect to its outdoor space, whether it is a garden, porches, terraces or courtyards, onto which the main rooms open. Meanwhile, the openings in the façades, creating harmonic but varied rhythms, respond in size and location to the function of each unit within the house.
The horizontality and extension of the design favours the creation of cores for relationships and coexistence in two buildings. In the case of Building 1, there are four blocks and five vertical circulation cores, while Building 2 is made up of two larger blocks and three vertical circulation cores. Thus, as a whole, the contour of the design is discontinuous, a dynamic concept for a diverse residential community.