11 dwellings in Paseo de la Habana 75

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Multi Unit
Firm LocationMadrid, Spain
CompanyBueso-Inchausti & Rein Arquitectos
Lead ArchitectAlejandro and Edgar Bueso-Inchausti and Pablo Rein
ClientMartell Investments

The location of the plot in Paseo de la Habana 75 had a number of peculiar design challenges that made it difficult to find a satisfactory solution for the project: a small plot, enclosed between higher adjacent buildings and an uneven terrain in the northern boundary. If the building were to be aligned with the street, developing 3 housing units on the standard floor would mean that the dwellings would face parallel facades, too close and unattractive. For this reason, it was decided to rotate the building 45 degrees to minimize visibility and control sun exposure.