mirasal housing II
Mirasal Housing II. In architecture, as in music, the voids or silences play a fundamental role in the score or in the project. “Architecture is a sculpture, yes, but a habitable sculpture. And that habitable one is the one who speaks to us of silence, which is space, inner life”. This is how Bruno Zevi describes silence in his book “Knowing how to see architecture”.
The strategy carried out in the Mirasal II Residential Complex, in collaboration with Julia Alcocer, consists of arranging the four longitudinal blocks of the building on the perimeter of the orthogonal plot. This generates a void in the centre, which becomes the heart of the project.
The residential complex consists of 52 dwellings with their respective parking spaces, as well as large garden areas on a total surface area of 6701 m2. Due to the steep topography, the building is adapted to it by means of three staggered levels. The dwellings are distributed on one level and are intended for tourist use. Those on the ground floor have their own private garden and those on the first level have a “solarium”, an open space for enjoying the open air.