Teodoro Garcia 3263
Located in the residential neighbourhood of Colegiales in a typical narrow and long site, the 6 apartments are organised in two 3-storey blocks over a free ground floor. A spacious central courtyard with open walkways linking the 2 blocks provides light and natural ventilation to the units. All apartments have E/W double aspect, taking advantage of cross ventilation and sunlight. Large timber decked balconies provide a sheltered expansion and the top apartments have access to their own terrace space. At ground floor, main entrance, parking and courtyard conform a single space, delimited by a white terrazzo tiled floor, a row of fair-faced concrete columns and the low ceiling. The ultimate goal of the architects was to create a 'friendly' building with a community ethos. They considered that the scale of the building and the provision of open, light-filled spaces is a step in that direction.