Social Housing for Miners

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Zon-e Architects projected a new social housing for miners located in a mining town in the heart of the Cantabrian Mountain in Spain.

The project, which is state-funded, is the first new residential development in the region for 25 years. The form of the building comprises two masses perpendicular to each other. The concept for the building form takes precedent from the jagged mountains, which at times become geometric.

The colors and materials, such as the local slate, keep the building in context. The black facade acts like coal, absorbing almost all light that falls on it. Each of the 15 apartments is different in terms of size and floor plan. This contrasts with the building’s overall uniform appearance. Each room enjoys views over Asturia’s landscape.

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Photos by Ignacio Martinez

Via The Architectural Review

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