Residential buildings in Mieres

Residential buildings in Mieres
By Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri. [Mieres, Asturias] Spain
metalocus, JUAN SOLERA
Exterior view. Residential buildings in Mieres by Amann Canovas Maruri Estudio. Photography © David Frutos
With a proposal for double-orientation dwelling typology, authors face adaptation of daily routine and climate of the northern Iberian Peninsula. Incorporating galleries on both sides of the building makes them acquire a fundamental role as an intermediate space of contact with the outside and as a thermal chamber as well.

Memory of project

This project is produced in a context were the volume of the building is previously strictly define by urban regulations so the exterior form is not a problem to be considered, - thanks! – For this reason it is possible to concentrate the design energy in other conditions. In this case in the specific study of the functional variables of housing: type.

The proposal is a building protected by two galleries, that has a interior dwellings space released of the presence of the structure. The mechanical and wet spaces are concentrated around a "technical wall”. This decision allows: cross ventilation, free disposition of storage and flexible spaces.

The galleries are configured as an intermediate space between the inner housing and contact with the city. They are warm in winter and cool in summer. They are a thermal insulation space for the building and a same time a in-between space for different uses. The dwelling is thought around natural regulated thermal condition, the space in-between defend from noise and seeks defuse light, and protect from exterior views,  to provide the best living ambience.  The use of galleries is very traditional in the North of Spain, where rain and clouds are common every day, and reduce the use of heating in the winter. The summers are very humid more


Amann, Cánovas, Maruri, study founded by:
Atxu Amann Alcocer
Madrid 1961
Arquitecto por la ETSA de Madrid.
Doctorada por la ETSAM con more